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Importance of indigenous knowledge within teacher education topic of Feb. 10 lecture

February 3, 2012
EAU CLAIRE — The importance of indigenous knowledge systems within teacher education will be the topic of a lecture this month at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

Dr. Lisa Poupart, associate professor of humanistic studies and chair of First Nations studies at UW-Green Bay, and Menominee Tribal Elder Napos will speak from 10-11:30 a.m. Feb. 10 in the Council Fire Room of Davies Center. The presentation will kick off the spring Interdisciplinary Conversations Guest Speaker Series hosted by the UW-Eau Claire College of Education and Human Sciences and the American Indian Studies program.

Poupart is an enrolled member of the Lac Du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Anishinabe (Ojibwe). Her primary research at UW-Green Bay focuses on internalized oppression in American Indian communities and the social problems that stem from this phenomenon, including domestic violence, childhood sexual abuse, addictions and juvenile delinquency.

Napos is a Menominee Nation Elder and an oral traditional Elder scholar-in-residence at UW-Green Bay's Education Center for First Nations Studies. He also is an ad hoc instructor in First Nations studies.

The lecture series is sponsored by the UW-Eau Claire Academic Affairs Professional Development Program, the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, Affirmative Action office, College of Education and Human Sciences, the American Indian studies program and the departments of education studies and kinesiology.

The presentation is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Incho Lee at leei@uwec.edu.

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