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AIC will be meeting TOMORROW October 21st at 7:30pm in the MCC. Join us for a discussion on cultural appropriation and “Native” Halloween costumes #AIC #ohiostate #native #halloweencostumes #culturalappropriation
This is a call for all Native American/Indigenous undergraduate or
graduate students in higher education. This includes students who are
affiliated with a tribe or nation and students that self identify as
American Indian or partially American Indian. The interviews will be
conducted as part of a paper and panel presentation at the National
Women’s Studies Conference. It will serve to deliver a student
perspective on the issue of tokenization in the classroom.

The title and abstract can be found below. If you are interested in
participating and sharing your experiences, please contact Madison
Eagle ( as soon as possible. Ms. Eagle will be
conducting interviews this week and next week.

Decolonizing Pedagogies: Exploring the Tokenization of Indigenous
Peoples in Higher Education


According to theorists such as hooks (1994) Freire (2000), there is a
critical need for postcolonial, liberatory and dialogical pedagogy in
the classroom in order to create positive and sustainable social
change. The tokenism of Indigenous students, staff and faculty within
a higher education context, specifically as it relates to American
Indian Studies, continues to contribute to an ideological web of
institutional practices that promote the erasure of Indigenous
students. These practices include the underdevelopment of American
Indian Studies curricula, and feelings of isolation among students.
Utilizing Indigenous feminist theory, Andrea Smith’s (2008, 2010)
conceptualization of decolonization as lived experience, and a variety
qualitative research methods, this paper seeks to fill a gap in the
existing literature by exploring the linkages between tokenism and the
statistically high drop out rates for Indigenous students enrolled in
colleges/universities and American Indian Studies programs. HigherEd #ohiostate #native #collegestudents #tokenization #callforinterviews
Sharon Day, a native rights and religious activist from Minnesota will
be speaking about her experience this May walking the Ohio River and
her earlier project, “Walk the Water.” Her talk is titled “Giibimosayaan Nibi Ohnjay: We Walk for the Water.”

Tuesday, Oct. 21, 7:00 p.m. in the Benes Rooms of Hamilton-Williams
Campus Center, Ohio Wesleyan University. #Ojibwe #SharonDay #native #ohio #waterwalk
@mbeardjacob and @madisonmeagle had the opportunity to meet Alaskan Native activist and actress Irene Bedard last week! #smokesignals #irenebedard #native
HAPPY INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DAY! #abolishcolumbusday #indigenouspeoplesday
@harrietjean_ preparing for tonight’s vigil #indigenouspeoplesday #native #ohiostate #aic
Button making for Indigenous Peoples Day #ohiostate #aic #native #indigenouspeoplesday
Reception with Potawatomi artist Candi Wesaw TODAY at 7pm at the LeFevre Art Gallery on the campus of OSU-Newark #nativeartist #newarkosu #potawatomi #candiwesaw
Newark Earthworks Octagon Open House TODAY 1-4pm #newarkosu #earthworks #mounds #openhouse
Irene Bedard of the film “Smoke Signals” will be speaking at Columbus College of Art and Design on Tuesday, October 14 and Thursday, October 16 at 1pm in the Canzani Center Auditorium #irenebedard #native #smokesignals #columbusohio