The Syllabus as Ceremony

With Kari A. B. Chew (Chickasaw Nation; University of Oklahoma)

Moderated by Wesley Y. Leonard (Miami Tribe of Oklahoma; UC Riverside Ethnic Studies)

This workshop invites participants to envision the course syllabus as ceremony. Inspired by the teachings of Research Is Ceremony by Shawn Wilson (Cree), guiding questions include: How can a syllabus enact Indigenous values of relationality and relational accountability? How can the syllabus support the wellbeing of the students and instructor? Why is this important? During the workshop, Professor Chew will offer some ideas and create opportunities for participants to share.

Speaker Bio

Kari A. B. Chew is a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation, educator, and Indigenous language advocate. She is an assistant professor of Indigenous Education at the University of Oklahoma. Her scholarship focuses on Indigenous language revitalization and reclamation, including the development and use of online Indigenous language courses. She works closely with the Chickasaw Nation on language education projects.

Sponsored by Center for Ideas & Society Faculty Commons Project, Reclamation and Native American Communities

Register: https://bit.ly/SyllabusAsCeremony

Wednesday, June 1 at 11:00am

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