Dr. Jeanette Haynes Writer, associate professor of curriculum and instruction at New Mexico State University, will give a presentation entitled:
Rejecting Deficits and Restructuring Institutions: Identifying Native Students and Faculty “With Strength”
Thursday, April 19, 2012 from 6:30-8pm
Native American Student and Community Center
710 SW Jackson Street, Portland
The event is free and open to the public.
Sponsored by the Indigenous Nations Studies and American Indian Urban Teacher Program at PSU. For more information contact: Dr. Cornel Pewewardy.
Dr. Haynes Writer will discuss her work on recruiting and retaining Native American teacher candidates in teacher education programs. Using Tribal Critical Race Theory, the speaker will tell the story of candidates’ struggles with and resistance to institutional inequity and oppression. Rejecting a view of the Native women students as “at risk,” a positioning of the women by the institutions, they are instead viewed as women “with strength,” using educational programs. Relational advocacy was employed and operated through sustained local relationships to assist the condidates in navigating their teacher education programs and the institutions through the cultivation of academic cultural capital.
This circle methodology is presented by:
Dr. Jeanette Haynes Writer (Cherokee Nation)
Associate professor in Curriculum and Instruction
New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, NM