The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) - American Indian Studies Program in partnership with CESA 12 is offering a unique opportunity to participate in a series of webinars to continue your journey of personal and professional development around First Nations Studies.
The monthly 2-hour webinar lecture series workshops will begin in November 2021 and continue through June 2022. The lecture series will feature various Native American scholars in the fields of history, literature, education, among other academic content areas. At each session, you will have the opportunity to hear from and learn from Indigenous authors and speakers.
*NOTE: You must be present during the advertised date and time(s) to participate and watch the webinar. The webinars will NOT BE RECORDED. Additionally, participants do NOT have permission or authorization to record either via video or audio the contents of the session attending.*
Title: Changing the Narrative: Cultural Representation in the Classroom and Popular Culture
Description: Images of Native people are everywhere, from books, movies, and television to advertising, fashion, and popular culture. But what happens when those cultural representations are incorrect or based on stereotypes? In this talk, Professor Katrina Phillips (Red Cliff Ojibwe) examines the long history of Native cultural representation – and misrepresentation – and offers suggestions on how to more deeply engage with Native history and representation in the classroom.
Bio: Katrina Phillips (Red Cliff Ojibwe) is assistant professor of history at Macalester College. She received her BA and PhD from the University of Minnesota. Her first book, Staging Indigeneity: Salvage Tourism and the Performance of Native American History (UNC Press, 2021), examined the role of three outdoor theatrical productions in the creation and maintenance of regional tourism economies. Her next book will examine activism, environmentalism, and tourism on and around Red Cliff.
As a result of attending this webinar series, participants will have an opportunity to:
have an opportunity to continue their journey of personal and professional development around First Nations Studies.
learn about and gain an understanding of the unique circumstances faced by Native people in the past and today and the effect it has on today's students, families, and communities.
receive information, resources to identify books, and strategies to support teaching and learning about Native peoples, communities, and nations.
deepen their understanding of the American Indian experience through stories and information shared by the speakers.
understand the historical experiences and contemporary issues of American Indian peoples and nations through storytelling, language, literacy, etc.
District Administrators and Principals
Curriculum Specialists, Directors of Instruction, and Library Media Specialists
School Counselors, Social Workers, and Psychologists
Cooperative Educational Service Agencies (CESAs) Administrators and Staff
Tribal, Community, and School Liaison's (Home-School/Title VI/Johnson O’Malley Coordinators and Staff)
Tribal Education Directors and Staff
Head Start, Early Childhood, and Preschool Staff
College and University (especially Schools of Education) Students, Faculty, and Staff
Any others with an interest in American Indian Studies and education.
The training webinar will NOT be recorded or otherwise shared after the scheduled dates. The DPI American Indian Studies Program has found that this allows for more candid conversations, richer dialogue, and increased participation.
This training webinar does NOT meet statutory license stipulations for "Wisconsin American Indian Tribes and Bands", which is often referenced as Wisconsin Act 31. For those seeking to address statuary license stipulations, please visit the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) Educator Preparation and Licensing - Statutory License Stipulations webpage for a list of approved courses and workshops. You can also visit the DPI American Indian Studies Program for further information.
* The DPI American Indian Studies Program reserves the right to prioritize enrollment to LEAs with federally-identified IDEA status, Wisconsin's First Nations, and districts with significant educational equity needs.
Each session will be 2 hours in length and facilitated by Bwaakoningwiid David J. O'Connor in partnership with the respective presenters for each session. The sessions are intended to be interactive and will include discussion time at the end of each session.
These sessions will be facilitated online using the Zoom cloud video conferencing platform.
Registration and Fees
There are NO registration fees to participate in these webinars offered by the DPI American Indian Studies Program, which are funded through the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA).
Funding for this training limits individual acceptance to WISCONSIN RESIDENTS only. Registration is limited to 300 individuals per session. Pre-registration is required.
***Each session must be registered separately for the First Nations Studies 2021-2022 Webinar Lecture Series.
CESA #12 - Center for Special Education and Pupil Services
American Indian Studies Program, https://dpi.wi.gov/amind
618 Beaser Avenue, Ashland, WI 54806
Direct Line: (715) 685-1837