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Dissertation Panel to be highlighted at the 2019 South Dakota Indian Education Summit





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Wednesday, September 10, 2019

CONTACT:  Kathy Aplan at 605-773-5654, SD Dept. of Tribal Relations

                      Ruth Raveling at 605-773-2593, SD Dept. of Education

 

Dissertation Panel to be highlighted at the 2019 South Dakota Indian Education Summit

 

PIERRE, S.D. – The Office of Indian Education will showcase the inaugural Dissertation Panel at the 2019 South Dakota Indian Education Summit, which will be held Sept. 22-24 at the Ramkota in Pierre.  The panel will consist of Indigenous professionals who have completed their doctorate degree and others who have completed their doctorate degree and have researched on Indigenous education. The panel will share their own dissertations and aspects of the dissertation process. Summit participants will learn how scholarship impacts our Indigenous communities. Panel members are:

 

Laurel Vermillion, Ph.D., President of Sitting Bull College

Cherie Farlee, Ed.D., Tribal Education Director for the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe

Sherry Johnson, Ph.D., Tribal Education Director for the Sisseton Wahpeton Sioux Tribe

Twyla Baker, Ph.D., President of the Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College

Derek Stewart, Ed.D., Instructor at Sitting Bull College

Nora Antoine, Ph.D., Director for Regional Impact at Leadership for Educational Equity

 

The summit will begin Sunday evening with a welcome dinner and featured speaker, Mandy Smoker Broaddus of Education Northwest. Monday morning will be the opening ceremony with a keynote address from Barry Dunn, President of South Dakota State University. Other featured speakers are Dr. Ann Maria De Mars, CEO of 7 Generation Games and Dr. Twyla Baker. The summit will also feature 50-minute sessions and 80-minute workshops with various topics that include the Oceti Sakowin Essential Understandings, culturally responsive practices, incorporating Lakota language and culture using technology, Native Knowledge 360° at the National Museum of the American Indian, teaching Native youth through video game design principles, increasing school board proficiency in Indian Country, and other Native education topics.

 

To learn more and register, visit http://indianeducation.sd.gov.

 

 

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