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Interim Director, Indigenous Studies Program, Director & Professor of Museum Studies
785-864-5702
Lippincott Hall, room 6

Historical and legal background by which museums have come to control culturally sensitive objects; the public representation and interpretation of culture; and concerns over the sustainability of local history museums.


Norman Akers
Associate Professor of Painting, Director of Art Graduate Studies
785-864-3231
Art and Design Building, room 506

Issues of identity and culture, including Osage mythos, place, and the dynamics of personal and cultural transformation as a Native American artist.

 

Joseph Brewer
Assistant Professor
785-864-9174
Snow Hall, Room 252

Natural resources management for American Indian and Alaskan Natives; energy sovereignty for American Indian tribes and Alaskan Natives; the Federally Recognized Tribal Extension Program (FRTEP), Indian land tenure; and how local/regional Indigenous knowledge informs state/federal natural resources management offices.

Christine Daley
Associate Professor, Preventive Medicine & Public Health, Director, Center for American Indian Community Health
913-588-2477
KU Medical Center

Reduction of health disparities in Native North America through primarily cancer control and prevention; cross-cultural communication in the health care setting and via technology; the intersection of qualitative and quantitative ethnographic data collection and analyses; health literacy; traditional medical beliefs surrounding cancer; disease in human evolution; and children with special needs.

Prof. Sarah Deer
Professor
785-864-9713
Blake Hall, Room 322
Lecturer -- Language Revitalization and Culture
785-864-2882
423 Blake Hall
Dr. W. Matthew Gillispie
Clinical Assistant Professor, Schiefelbusch Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic
(785) 864-4690

Preschool and school-age children with speech, language, and literacy disorders; culturally responsive services, especially to children and families from Native American communities.

Dr. Jay T. Johnson
Assistant Professor, Geography
785-864-5547
Lindley Hall, room 402

Cultural geography, comparative Indigenous Nations studies, post-colonialism.

 

Dr. Kelly Kindscher
Senior Scientist, Kansas Biological Survey, Professor, Environmental Studies
785-864-1529
404 Lindley Hall

Native prairies; prairie plants; plant communities; medicinal plants; searching for ethnobotanical and field data that help support the use of native plants.

Dr. Andrew McKenzie
Assistant Professor, Linguistics
785-864-2881
Blake Hall, room 428

Semantics; the grammar of discourse; and Native American languages.

Dr. Brent Metz
Assistant Professor, Anthropology
(785) 864-2631
Fraser Hall, room 631

Changing quality of life and the politics of identity among impoverished Ch'orti'-Maya subsistence farmers in eastern Guatemala and western Honduras, and mestizos in the former Ch’orti’-speaking area of northwestern El Salvador.

Assistant Professor
785-864-6299
Summerfield Hall, Room 118C

Native/Indigenous film and media; new media poetics; transmedia activism; critical health studies.

Dr. Lizette Peter
Associate Professor, School of Education
(785) 864-9625
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, room 439

Revitalization of endangered languages with specific attention to the case of the Cherokee language. 

Dr. Catherine Preston
Associate Professor and Undergraduate Program Coordinator, Film & Media Studies
785-864-1351
Oldfather Studios, room 208

Role of visual culture in the construction of identity and memory.

Elizabeth A. Kronk Warner, J.D.
Associate Professor, Law, Director, Tribal Law & Government Center
785-864-1139
Green Hall, room 406

Federal Indian law; tribal law; environment and natural resources; and property.

Robert Warrior
Hall Distinguished Professor of American Literature & Culture
785-864-3976
Wescoe Hall, Room 3110

Ph.D. Union Theological Seminary
Also appointed in American Studies, English

Interim Director, Indigenous Studies Program, Director & Professor of Museum Studies
785-864-5702
Lippincott Hall, room 6

Historical and legal background by which museums have come to control culturally sensitive objects; the public representation and interpretation of culture; and concerns over the sustainability of local history museums.

Dr. Michael J. Zogry
Associate Professor, Religious Studies
785-864-9444
Smith Hall, room 101

Native American / First Nations religions; theory and method in the study of religions with particular attention to the study of ritual, sport, play and games.


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American Indian Cultural Festival
Sunday, September 16 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Celebration of the art, dance, and music of American Indians from regions across the country
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
4525 Oak St., Kansas City, MO
Events are free and open to the public

Visiting Lecture and Discussion: "Following the Pathways of my Ancestors: Living Ancestral Geographies in Aotearoa, New Zealand"
Dr. Naomi Simmonds, lecturer with the Faculty of Maori and Indigenous Studies, and senior researcher with Te Kotahi Research Institute, at the University of Waikato
Monday, September 17 | Noon-1 p.m.
Parker Hall 110, Haskell Indian Nations University
Open to students, faculty and staff

Natives @ KU Kickoff
Tuesday, September 18 | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Rice Room, 5th floor of Green Hall (Law School)
University of Kansas
Free taco bar; RSVP to nfsc@ku.edu by September 4
Open to all Native KU faculty, staff and students

"Rhetorical Practices in Indigenous Museums"
Skype Q&A with Dr. Lisa King, assistant professor at the University of Tennessee
Wednesday, September 19 | 3 p.m.
Kansas Room, Kansas Union
University of Kansas
Free and open to all KU and Haskell faculty, staff and students
Sponsored by the Museum Studies Program

"Warrior Women" Film Screening & Q&A with director/producer Elizabeth Castle and activist Madonna Thunder Hawk
Part of the Free State Festival
Wednesday, September 19 | 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Lawrence Arts Center
940 New Hampshire St., Lawrence, KS
Tickets are $8

Visiting Lecture and Discussion: "Setting a Tribal Research Agenda"
Prof. Ed Galindo, faculty member at the University of Idaho and associate director for education and diversity for the NASA Idaho Space Grant Consortium
Thursday, September 20 | 7 p.m.-8 p.m.
Burge Union Forum AB, University of Kansas
Open to students, faculty and staff

Keeping Legends Alive
Friday and Saturday, September 21-22
Celebration of the dedication of the U.S.'s first WWI memorial, Haskell Stadium and Memorial Arch, dedicated in 1926
The weekend's activities will include a powwow, educational workshops, campus tours, children's activities, a family fun run, and much more.
Haskell Indian Nations University
155 Indian Ave., Lawrence, KS
Free and open to the public
Volunteers needed! Sign up to volunteer on Saturday, September 22

"Mankiller" Film Screening and Q&A with filmmaker Valerie Red-Horse
Part of the Free State Festival
Friday, September 21 | 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Haskell Indian Nations University Auditorium
155 Indian Ave., Lawrence, KS
Free and open to the public

"Peacemaking in Indian Country" with Prof. Shawn Watts
Monday, October 8 | Noon-1 p.m.
Big XII Room, Kansas Union
University of Kansas
Light refreshments provided
Open to all faculty, staff and students
Sponsored by the KU Office of the Provost

Indigenous Peoples Day Conference: "Indigenous Female Leadership: Disrupting dominant discourses"
Monday, October 8 | 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Kansas State Student Union
918 N. 17th St.
Manhattan, KS
Features keynotes by Elizabeth Kronk Warner, J.D., KU Law; Dr. Robin Zape-Tah-Hol-Ah Minthorn, University of New Mexico; Dr. Maggie Walter, University of Tasmania and Oz to Oz Fulbright Scholar; and screening and discussion of Warrior Women
Free, but registration required. Livestreaming available.

Haskell Fall Welcome Back Powwow
Saturday, October 13 | Grand entry 6 p.m.
Haskell Indian Nations University Powwow Grounds
155 Indian Ave., Lawrence, KS
Open to the public

Watch Party: Episode 1 of Native America, "From Caves to Cosmos"
PBS documentary series
Tuesday, October 23 | 8 p.m.-9 p.m.
Traditions Area, main lobby of the Kansas Union
University of Kansas
Free

Watch Party: Episode 2 of Native America, "Nature to Nations"
PBS documentary series
Tuesday, October 30 | 8 p.m.-9 p.m.
Traditions Area, main lobby of the Kansas Union
University of Kansas
Free

Watch Party: Episodes 3 and 4 of Native America, "Cities of the Sky" and "New World Rising"
PBS documentary series
Tuesday, November 13 | 8 p.m.-10 p.m.
Traditions Area, main lobby of the Kansas Union
University of Kansas
Free

Honoring Our Warriors Powwow
Saturday, November 17 | Grand entries at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Coffin Sports Complex, Haskell Indian Nations University
155 Indian Ave., Lawrence, KS
Open to the public

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