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Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration with Dr. Adrienne Keene (DICE)


Time: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Location: Longaberger Alumni House, Sanders Grand Lounge

Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration with Dr. Adrienne Keene

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 from 5-6:30 p.m.

Longaberger Alumni House, Sanders Grand Lounge

In celebration of Indigenous Peoples Day, join the Native American Indigenous Peoples Cohort (NAIPC) and American Indian Student Initiatives for a keynote speech from Dr. Adrienne Keene.

Through her writing and activism, Keene questions and problematizes the ways Indigenous peoples are represented, asking for celebrities, large corporations, and designers to consider the ways they incorporate "Native" elements into their work. She is very interested in the way Native peoples are using social and new media to challenge misrepresentations and present counter-narratives that showcase true Native cultures and identities.

Her blog work has been nominated for the Women’s Media Center Social Media Award (2011), as well as featured in many mainstream media outlets.

Adrienne holds a doctorate in Culture, Communities, and Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Her research focuses on college access for Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian) students and the role of precollege access programs in student success. She has worked closely with a non-profit called College Horizons, which assists Native students in the college application process — as a participant, alumna, faculty member, and now researcher.

Her dissertation, entitled "College Pride, Native Pride" and Education for Nation Building: Portraits of Native Students Navigating Freshman Year, is a portraiture study (Lawrence-Lightfoot & Davis, 1998) that follows four alumni of College Horizons in their transition to college.

Adrienne has presented at colleges and universities nationwide as well as at numerous conferences. Most recently, she was a keynote at the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in American Higher Education - NCORE 2015. She is comfortable speaking on topics related to both of her areas of interest—cultural appropriation and representations, as well as Native students’ experiences in the college process.

Sponsored by the Student Life Multicultural Center and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

This event also counts for 1 DICE Credit toward your DICE Certificate. More information about DICE and how to earn credits can be found here:

Melissa Beard Jacob
Student Life Multicultural Center

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