4W Plenary V: Multiple Ways of Knowing: Insights Grounded in Indigenous Experiences

How can universities create a nurturing space for indigenous scholars?  What should a dynamic and reciprocal relationship between Native Americans and academia look like? Native graduate students and faculty at UW-Madison describe community-based indigenous research and the climate needed to help them succeed.

  • Ada Deer (Menominee), former U.S. Assistant Secretary of the Department of Interior—Bureau of Indian Affairs and Distinguished Lecturer Emerita, UW-Madison, shares her observations about Indian education in America.
  • Rachel Byington (Choctaw), City of Madison Title 7 Coordinator, shares the results of her study looking at the impact of cultural programs that teach elements of traditional practices with an environmental focus on urban American Indian youth.
  • Clifton Skye (Standing Rock Sioux), Ph.D. Candidate, UW-Madison Civil Society & Community Studies discusses his research into public policy, historical trauma, and PTSD.
  • Becca Dower (Turtle Mountain Ojibwe), graduate student UW-Madison Civil Society & Community Studies shares her research on indigenous food systems and food sovereignty.
  • Kendra Teague, Program Administrator, American Indian College Fund, discusses how the Fund is helping tribal college indigenize their curricula.
  • Connie Flanagan, Associate Dean and Professor, UW-Madison School of Human Ecology, shares the approach SoHE takes to empower Native graduate students.
  • Moderator, Patty Loew (Bad River Ojibwe), Professor, UW-Madison Department of Civil Society & Community Studies

This lecture is a part of the 4W Summit on Women, Gender and Well-being and is free and open to the public.