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

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.

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.

Sarah Hixson, student in the KU Indigenous Studies Program

B.A. in Art History with minors in Museum Studies and Studio Art from Susquehanna University

Tobin Jennings, student in KU's Indigenous Studies Program

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

Tori Kaye, a student in the KU Indigenous Studies Program

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

Maddie Long, student in the KU Indigenous Studies Program

B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Central Arkansas

Shane Lynch, student in KU's Indigenous Studies Program

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

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.

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

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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Local Events

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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