Four speakers including SDSU President Barry Dunn.
Established in 1989, the annual Consider the Century Conference provides a forum for discussion and reflection on relations between American Indian and mainstream cultures over the past 100 years. This year’s conference theme focuses upon American Indian education, and explores best practices for culturally-responsive curriculum and teaching at K-12 and postsecondary schools.
The 29th annual Consider the Century Conference will be held Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Volstorff Ballroom at the University Student Union. The conference will focus on American Indian education and include President Barry Dunn, Elise Boxer, Jessie Taken Alive Recountre, Gene Thin Elk and Jordan Dresser who will discuss strategies and resources for supporting Native American students.
Following the conference, the documentary "What Was Ours" will be shown at the South Dakota Art Museum from 5-7 p.m. The film focuses on Jordan Dresser, a Northern Arapaho student who traveled to the Chicago Field Museum to find ancestral objects from his tribe. Dresser will discuss his participation in the film and ongoing efforts to establish a tribal museum on the Wind River Indian Reservation.
The conference and documentary are free and open to the public.