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.

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

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

Current PSM in Environmental Impact Assessment + Indigenous Studies certificate student. B.A. in Environmental Studies from the University of Kansas.

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

B.A. and M.A. in Nursing from Excelsior College (Albany, N.Y.); B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Utah. Tish is a graduate certificate student in the Indigenous Studies Program.

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.

Current Ph.D. student in Political Science and M.A. student in Indigenous Studies. M.A. in Political Science from the University of Kansas and a B.A. in Political Science from Pepperdine University.

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

Indigenous Aesthetics in Visual + Performing Art
Tuesday, March 26 | 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Lied Center Seymour Gallery
1600 Stewart Dr., Lawrence, KS 66045
Part of the KU Indigenous Cultures Festival

"MEKKO" Showing and Filmmaker Q&A with Sterlin Harjo
Wednesday, March 27 | 7 p.m.-9 p.m.
Lawrence Arts Center
940 New Hampshire St., Lawrence, KS 66044
Part of the KU Indigenous Cultures Festival

Dwelling Build – Wichita Grasshouse
Construction begins Thursday, March 28 and continues through Tuesday, April 2
Lied Center, University of Kansas
1600 Stewart Dr., Lawrence, KS 66045
Part of the KU Indigenous Cultures Festival

Indigenous Community Building through the Arts
Thursday, March 28 | 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m.
Spencer Museum of Art
University of Kansas
Part of the KU Indigenous Cultures Festival

Cider Gallery Opening and Live Painting with Steven Grounds
Friday, March 29 | 5 p.m.-9 p.m.
Cider Gallery
810 Pennsylvania St., Lawrence, KS 66044
Part of the KU Indigenous Cultures Festival

Steven Grounds Artist Talk and Reception
Sunday, March 31 | 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Location TBA
Reception begins at 5 p.m.
Part of the KU Indigenous Cultures Festival

"Inherent Innovation: Evolving Woodland Attire" MFA Thesis Exhibition by Jodi Webster
March 31-April 4
Gallery hours: Sun.: 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m.; Mon.-Thur.: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Fri.: 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Closing reception April 4 | 5 p.m.-7 p.m.
Chalmers Hall Art & Design Gallery
1467 Jayhawk Blvd.

Haskell College and Career Fair
Thursday, April 4 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Coffin Sports Complex, Haskell Indian Nations University
155 Indian Ave., Lawrence, KS
Contact Angelina Adams at 785-830-2775 for more information

Nataanii Means Performance
Friday, April 5 | 7:30 p.m.
Lied Center, University of Kansas
1600 Stewart Dr., Lawrence, KS 66045
Tickets: $25 for adults, $14 for students/youth
Order tickets online at www.lied.ku.edu or by calling the ticket office at 785-864-2787

KU FNSA Powwow and Indigenous Cultures Festival
Saturday, April 6 | 9:30 a.m.-10 p.m.
Lied Center of Kansas, 1600 Stewart Dr.
Lawrence, KS 66045
Free and open to the public
Tipi dedication to begin at 9:30 a.m.
Volunteer for the powwow and ICF, including the grasshouse build

April NFSC Meeting
Friday, April 12 | 2 p.m.
Location TBA
University of Kansas

Native Faculty & Staff Council Snack and Chat
Tuesday, April 23 | 5 p.m.
Office of Multicultural Affairs classroom
University of Kansas
Topics TBD
Snacks provided; all KU faculty, staff and students welcome

Flint Hills Wisdom Keepers Gathering
Friday, April 26-Sunday, April 28
Flint Hills near Council Grove, KS
Join Indigenous Elders as they share their Native American culture and explore tradition and cultural issues at this annual gathering
All are invited
Register online by Friday, April 19
Hosted by the Flint Hills Wisdom Keepers Foundation, 501(c)3
For more information, call 785-477-9306 or visit www.fhwisdomkeepers.org
**To attend the Sacred Drum Workshop on Saturday evening, register with Terri Delahanty by Friday, April 5

May NFSC Meeting
Friday, May 10 | 2 p.m.
Location TBA
University of Kansas

2nd Annual Young Professionals Powwow + Trade Show and Convention
Wednesday, July 17 | Conference: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Powwow: 4 p.m.-10 p.m.
Abe & Jake's Landing, 8 E. 6th St.
Lawrence, KS
Dancing and signing competitions for 18- to 35-year-olds
Conference registration $25-$35, includes lunch, resume-building, professional headshots, networking, prizes, educational workshops, and more.
Powwow is free and open to the public

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