"Expanding the Circle: Supporting American Indian Students and Promoting Collaboration with Tribal College Faculty," presented by Dr. Natalie Anderson, President of Lower Brule Community College and Shana Harming, Director of Wokini & Tribal Relations of SDSU.
The Wokini Initiative recently discussed in High Country News
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Erica Moore will start as South Dakota State University’s American Indian Student Center director July 8. Moore comes to SDSU after spending the past four years as the chief academic officer at the Lower Brule Community College.
South Dakota State University announces new professional development series on American Indian history, culture and current issues
South Dakota State University faculty and staff will develop a series of professional development opportunities to gain a broader understanding of American Indian history, culture and current issues. As part of the university’s Wokini Initiative, the professional development series will help foster a culturally responsive and supportive campus environment for American Indian students to support the goal of their increasing retention and graduation rates.
Native Voices explores the interconnectedness of wellness, illness and cultural life for Native Americans, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians. Stories drawn from both the past and present examine how health for Native People is tied to community, the land and spirit.
The Takuwe exhibit, which was curated by Craig Howe, the director of the Center for American Indian Research and Native Studies, is divided into seven chronological sections. They are accompanied by the artworks, poetry and songs of contemporary Lakota artists, with a focus on the 1890 massacre of Lakotas at Wounded Knee.
Through the Future Agriculture and Science Taskforce Research and Extension Experiences for Undergraduates (FAST REEU) fellowship program, an Oglala Lakota College student worked on a food science project involving carrageenans, long-chain sulfated polysaccharides extracted from seaweed.
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