Today’s “One Nation or Many Nations in One?” is canceled due to challenging travel conditions for some of our panelists.
Racism, Romanticism and American Indian Issues Today
What: Critical Conversations About Diversity and Justice
When: Friday, February 21, 1:30 to 3:00 p.m
Where: Givens Conference Room 120 Elmer Andersen Library
(Live streaming here)
About this event
Unlike other ethnic minorities in the United States, American Indians are not only defined by their ethnic identity, but also by federal, state, and tribal laws. The University of Minnesota is situated on Dakota land, yet, only one percent of its students are American Indian.
How can the campus be more welcoming and what role does the University play in closing the achievement gap? How does the University’s role in advancing agricultural technology affect traditional crops?
Panel members will share personal and professional perspectives and engage participants in a dynamic dialogue about the impact of historical and current laws, treaties, and practices on American Indian people.
Peggy Flanagan, (Ojibway) Executive Director, Children’s Defense Fund-Minnesota; David Isham, (Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe) Robbinsdale Area Schools, Indian Education, Equity Specialist; Iyekiyapiwin Darlene St. Clair, (Bdewakantunwan Dakota) Associate Professor at Saint Cloud State University in American Indian Studies and Director, Multicultural Resource Center; David Wilkins, (Lumbee) Professor, University of Minnesota American Indian Studies.
Karl Lorenz, (Lummi) Director, Office for Diversity and Inclusion, University of Minnesota College of Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resources Sciences.