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First Nations Studies 2023-2024 Webinar Lecture Series: The Unintentional Indigenous Historian

Event Date

Monday, February 19, 2024 -
4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
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Event Description

First Nations Studies 2023-2024 Webinar Lecture Series (February)

The Unintentional Indigenous Historian with Kate Erickson

Kate Erickson
 

About the Lecture Series
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.

These monthly 1.5 hour webinar lecture series workshops will begin in February 2024 and continue through June 2024. 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.*

Date and Time: Monday, February 19, 2024 - 4:30pm -6:00pm | Zoom Video Conference Opens at 4:00pm (Pre-registration Required)
 
Presenter: Kate Erickson (Oneida Nation), Educator
 
Title: The Unintentional Indigenous Historian
 
Description: Growing up in northern Wisconsin, my journey began without a clear sense of identity, navigating a complex family history that involved the challenges of surviving boarding school. The path I traversed was anything but straightforward, leading me on a roundabout exploration of self-discovery. I grappled with the intricacies of my perceived lack of heritage as well as my upbringing in a place that wasn't always welcoming. The rich tapestry of Wisconsin Indigenous history and culture became a focal point as I sought to understand my roots and connect with my ancestral legacy. Overcoming the hurdles of a complicated family narrative, I inadvertently found my voice and purpose in teaching others about the profound history and traditions of Wisconsin's Indigenous communities. This transformative journey not only shaped my own identity but also fueled my passion for sharing the untold stories that contribute to the cultural fabric of the state.
 
Bio: Kate Erickson, M.A., a member of the Oneida Nation and History Faculty at the Milwaukee Area Technical College, where she teaches Native American, Wisconsin Indian, State of Wisconsin, and Early American History. Kate serves as President of the Wisconsin Indian Education Association and is an elected member of the Cedarburg School Board.
 
 
Participant Outcomes
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.

Target Audience
  • District Administrators and Principals
  • Classroom Teachers
  • 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.
Facilitator
David J. O'Connor
Bwaakoningwiid David J. O'Connor, American Indian Studies Consultant, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction; Phone: (608) 267-2283 or david.oconnor@dpi.wi.gov
 
Additional Information/Disclaimers
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.

Training Format
Each webinar session will be 1.5 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.

Registration: myQuickReg - The Unintentional Indigenous Historian

***Each session must be registered separately for the First Nations Studies 2023-2024 Webinar Lecture Series.

Questions
Judy Ross
Judy Ross, Program Assistant III

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
E-mail: judyr@cesa12.org

For more great training opportunities offered by DPI American Indian Studies Program, please visit our webpage: Calendar of Events