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Oct. 17, 2018: Roundtable discussion, 'Advancing Indigenous Initiatives in Higher Education and Research'

by Michelle Saport  |   

Teacher Preparation and Indigenous Histories in Higher Education Wednesday, Oct. 17, 9:30 a.m.-noon (followed by lunch at VSG) Gorsuch Commons, Room 106

Please join us for an informal roundtable discussion with University of Canterbury faculty:

  • Dr. Angus Macfarlane, professor of Māori Research
  • Dr. Sonja Macfarlane, associate professor, School of Health Sciences
  • Dr. Richard Manning, senior lecturer, College of Education, Health & Human Development
  • Mr. Tufulasi Taleni, Kaiārahi Pasifika (director for Pacific Development), College of Education, Health & Human Development
  • Ms. Melissa Derby, Ph.D. candidate

9:30 a.m.-Noon Welcome featuring:

  • Sean Topkok assistant professor, School of Education, UAF
  • Kaneyo Hirata, Samoan interpreter and consultant, Alaska Institute for Justice, substitute teacher, Anchorage School District
  • Beth Leonard, professor and director, Alaska Native Studies, UAA

Introductions

Roundtable questions

  • What is the place of Indigenous knowledge and worldviews in the intellectual traditions of the university?
  • How should Indigenous knowledge and histories be engaged in teacher preparation?
  • What is relationship between Indigenous Studies programs and Indigenous content across the curriculum in the University of Canterbury and University of Alaska systems?

Noon-1:30 p.m. Please join us for a no-host lunch at Varsity Sports Grill following the roundtable discussion.

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