Lizette Peter Dr.

Associate Professor, School of Education
Primary office:
(785) 864-9625
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, room 439

Professor Peter’s research focuses on the revitalization of endangered languages with specific attention to the case of the Cherokee language.  For more than a decade she has investigated the results of early childhood and elementary Cherokee language immersion from both linguistic and ethnolinguisitc perspectives.


Ph.D., Second Language Acquisition and Ethnolinguistics, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, 2003
M.A., Anthropology, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, 2000
B.A., French and Secondary Education, University of Montana, Missoula, Montana, 1986

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"In the Shadow of Cortes: From Veracruz to Mexico City"
Photographic exhibit
September 1-December 15, 2016
Kenneth Spencer Research Library
1450 Poplar Lane, University of Kansas campus

Lawrence Stands With Standing Rock Winter Supply Drive
September 20-October 14 | Open 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday
Indigenous Studies Program Office, 1410 Jayhawk Boulevard, 6 Lippincott Hall
University of Kansas campus
Drop off blankets, winter clothing, nonperishable food, wood, canvas tarps, camping supplies and other necessities to support the Standing Rock water protectors.
Sponsored by KU's First Nations Student Assocation (FNSA).

Discussion about Standing Rock Sioux Reservation Pipeline Protest
Speakers: FNSA student, Profs. Sarah Deer, Elizabeth Kronk Warner, and Uma Outka
Tuesday, September 27 | 12:30 p.m.
107 Green Hall, University of Kansas campus
Sponsored by the KU Native American Law Students Association

2016 Native American Leadership Symposium
For high school freshmen through seniors
Tuesday, September 27 | 9 a.m.
Kansas Union

Lawrence Stands With Standing Rock March
Friday, September 30 | March starts at 4 p.m.
March begins at Constant Park and ends at 411 E. 9th Street
Sponsored by KU's First Nations Student Association (FNSA)

Lawrence Stands With Standing Rock Night of Music and Art
Friday, September 30 | 7 p.m.-10 p.m.
U.S. Department of Arts & Culture Field Office, 411 E. 9th Street
An evening of storytelling, music and art in solidarity with the Sacred Stone, Red Warrior, and Allied Camps

Milkweed Planting Day
Saturday, October 1 | 9 a.m.
Haskell Wetland, Lawrence, KS
Help Haskell ecoAmbassadors with a Monarch habitat restoration project

Experience Haskell: Sharing Our Past, Building Our Future
Sunday, October 9 | noon-3 p.m.
Haskell Indian Nations University, Lawrence, KS
Events include walking tours, panel discussions/Q&As, educational and cultural demonstrations, music, food, and more.
Free and open to the public

Indigenous Peoples Day: Conversations about Colonial and Education
Monday, October 10 | 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
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Haskell Visit Day for Indigenous Studies and Social Welfare
Monday, October 17 | starts at 9 a.m.
Jayhawk Room in the Kansas Union & Twente Hall
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