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Native American Heritage Month

Liberating Sovereign Potential in Indigenous Education: Building Capacity and Confronting Colonial Entanglements

November 17, 2021

12:00pm-1:00pm CT

The Commons/Online

This lecture introduces tribal sovereignty, explains the need to engage in the complexity of Indigenous relationships with education while introducing the liberating sovereign protentional model.         

Alex Red Corn (Ed.D) is a citizen of the Osage Nation, where he is a member of the Tsi.zhu.wah.shtah.geh (Gentle Sky/Peacekeeper) clan, with family roots in the Wa.ha.xolin district near Pawhuska, Oklahoma (USA).  In the College of Education at Kansas State University, he serves as an Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership, Coordinator of Indigenous Partnerships, Co-Chair of the Indigenous Faculty and Staff Alliance, Executive Director of the Kansas Association for Native American Education (KANAE) and Program Coordinator for the Qualitative Methods Graduate Certificate.  His scholarship and service are focused on building capacities for Native nations to take on a more prominent role in the education of their citizens.  As a member of the College of Education faculty, Dr. Red Corn has consulted with school and tribal leaders across the region on variety of topics related to education of Indigenous peoples.  He has also developed a partnership program with the Osage Nation that has graduated two cohorts of Osage leaders with master’s degrees in Educational leadership. Additionally, Dr. Red Corn teaches courses in qualitative research methods, specializing in critical Indigenous approaches to research and autoethnography. 


Indigenous Peoples’ Day Lecture and Q&A: Cultural Competency, Decolonization, & Indigenous Knowledge Systems

Guest Lecturer Dr. Joshuaa Allison-Burbank, PhD, CCC-SLP (Diné and Acoma Pueblo) an Assistant Scientist from Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health

October 13, 2021 from 12:00-1:00pm CT