Students

Matt Bowman, student in KU's Indigenous Studies program

B.A. in Art History from Augustana College and M.A. in Art History from the University of Connecticut

Rain Charger, student in KU's Indigenous Studies Program

B.A. in Indigenous and American Indian Studies from Haskell Indian Nations University

Ethan Clapsaddle, student in KU's Indigenous Studies Program

B.A. in Social Sciences from Western Carolina University

Ryan Harrigan, student in KU's Indigenous Studies Program

B.A. in English from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and M.A. from the University of Missouri. Currently working on a Ph.D. in English and an M.A. in Indigenous Studies at the University of Kansas.

Shelby Herrod, student in KU's Indigenous Studies Program

B.A. in Indigenous and American Indian Studies from Haskell Indian Nations University

Tobin Jennings, student in KU's Indigenous Studies Program

B.A. in Anthropology and Psychology from the University of Kansas

Shane Lynch, student in KU's Indigenous Studies Program

B.A. in Indigenous and American Indian Studies from Haskell Indian Nations University

Rose Mills, student in KU's Indigenous Studies Program

B.A. in American Indian Studies from Haskell Indian Nations University

Leo Salomon, student in KU's Indigenous Studies Program

B.A. in Indigenous and American Indian Studies from Haskell Indian Nations University

Micah Swimmer, student in the Indigenous Studies Program, with his son

B.A. in American Indian Studies from Haskell Indian Nations University

Joey Hentzler, student in KU's Indigenous Studies Program

B.A. in Political Science and Latin American Studies from the University of Kansas. Currently working on an M.A. in Latin American & Caribbean Studies and a graduate certificate in Indigenous Studies, also from KU.

Lina Maritza Munoz Marquez, student in KU's Indigenous Studies Program

B.A. in Translation from the Universidad de Antioquia and M.A. in Spanish Literatures from the University of Arkansas. Currently working on a Ph.D. in Spanish & Portuguese and an Indigenous Studies graduate certificate at the University of Kansas.

Katelyn Trammell, KU Indigenous Studies Program student

B.S. in History and Anthropology from the University of Central Arkansas. Currently working on an M.A. in Museum Studies and a graduate certificate in Indigenous Studies at the University of Kansas.

Deborah Williams, student in KU's Indigenous Studies Program

B.S. in Life Sciences (Biology) and Animal Science & Industry from Kansas State University, M.S. in Student Counseling & Personnel Service (Higher Education/Adult Student Services) and M.S. in Curriculum & Instruction from Kansas State University, and M.A. in Biology (Ecology & Evolutionary Biology), M.A. in Philosophy, and J.D. from the University of Kansas. Currently working on a Ph.D. in Anthropology and an M.A. in Indigenous Studies at the University of Kansas.


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2nd Annual American Indian Art & Culture Extravaganza 
Saturday, December 9 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Johnson County Community College, Atrium at the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art
Free and open to the public
American Indian arts and crafts vendors, lectures of American Indian cultures and issues, performances by American Indian dancers, photos with American Indian Santa, exhibitions by American Indian community members, silent auction to benefit scholarships for American Indian students, traditional American Indian soup and bread sale, and more
For more information: 913-469-8500 or cais@jccc.edu

FILM - Out of State
Saturday, December 09 | 1 p.m.-4 p.m.
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak St. Kansas City, MO
In 2007, the state of Hawaii outsourced the care of roughly 2,000 male prisoners to a private, for-profit prison in Arizona. Exiled thousands of miles from their island home, a group of indigenous Hawaiian inmates have discovered their calling on the inside: teaching each other their native language and dances. As several of the men complete their sentences, the film follows them as they reintegrate in Hawaii. Out of State explores questions of cultural and religious identity; the overabundance of native Hawaiians and minorities in the prison system; the cycle of criminal behavior and its impact on the family; and prisoner entitlement. Join us for a moderated discussion led by Native-Hawaiian filmmaker and Out of State’s director, Ciara Lacy, and member of the Osage Nation, Jimmy Lee Beason II, M.S.W.

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