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Harvard, Stanford to host panel of Indigenous scholars in free webinar

Henrietta Mann

The Harvard University Native American Program and the Stanford American Indian Cultural Center will host a panel of five Indigenous scholars to celebrate the 50th anniversary of both university’s programs.

The free webinar, which will highlight Indigenous excellence around the country, will be held Feb. 11 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (ET).

The panelists are:

Henrietta Mann, Cheyenne, professor emerita of Native American studies at the University of Montana, Missoula and Montana State University, Bozeman, and founding president of Cheyanne and Arapaho Tribal College. In 2008 she received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Indian Education Association and in 2016 she became one of two Native Americans ever to be elected to the National Academy of Education.

Philip Deloria

Greg Sarris, Federated Indians of Grafton Rancheria, Tribal Chairman of the Federated Indians of Grafton Rancheria (Coast Miwok) and endowed chair in creative writing and Native American studies at Sonoma State University. He received his Ph.D. in modern thought and literature from Stanford University, where he was awarded the Walter Gore Award for excellence in teaching.

Philip Deloria, Yankton Dakota, Leverett Saltonstall Professor of History at Harvard University. His research and teaching focus on the social, cultural and political histories of the relations among American Indian peoples and the United States.

K. Tsianina Lomawaima, Creek Nation, professor in the School of Social Transformation at Arizona State University and co-founder of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association. Her research and teaching interests include the status of Native people as U.S. citizens and Native nations as Indigenous sovereigns, the role of Native nations in shaping U.S. federalism, American Indian policy history, Indigenous knowledge systems, and the history of American Indian education. 

Robert Warrior, Osage Nation, professor of American literature and culture at the University of Kansas. He is past president of the American Studies Association and is the founding president of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association.

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