Hi folks! We are hosting a 2-day event featuring Michael Fire, Ph.D, and a team of researchers from the University of North Texas. Dr. Fire is an elder of the Cheyenne Arapaho Tribe of Oklahoma, a retired military officer, and former Chief of Staff of the Oklahoma Area Office for Indian Health Services. He brings a lifetime of experience as a Native American educator, health administrator, and clinical practitioner. More details are below.
Context: This workshop is framed by two streams of action. The first is the continuing conversation that the University of South Dakota has been having for many years on how to best serve Native students. The second is our embrace of “Inclusive Excellence”, which is our determination to (among other things) establish inclusive habits of teaching and learning. Undergirding all of this is my belief that as we improve our ability to understand and teach Native students, we improve our ability to serve all of our students.
January 8 (Day 1)
4:00-4:15: Consecration/blessing of learning space
4:15-5:00pm Keynote: Native American Higher Education Student Success: Presentation and Q and A (Amy Fann)
January 9 (Day 2):
9:00-10:30 Talking with your Native American Students: Panel and discussion (Michael Fire)
Could be a traditional panel or fishbowl exercise. We would need to invite 4-5 Native students to participate.
10:40-12:00: What Research Tells Us about Native American Student Learning using Native Ways of Knowing (NWOK): Presentation/Activities and Q & A (Nancy Fire)
12:00-1:15: Lunch and discussion: Our Ways of Knowing: Reflecting on Our Own Ways of Learning and Understanding (facilitated by Nancy Fire). Lunch provided for all who pre-register.
1:15-2:30: Experiential Learning and Incorporating NWOK in assignments (Nancy Fire)
2:40-3:45: Purposeful Student-faculty Interactions: Becoming an Integral Part of your Students’ Learning (Michael Fire)
3:45-4:00 Closing: Blessing