Native American Pedagogies in Remote Teaching: An Initial Discussion

Please join us for an informal discussion on implementing Native American and other Indigenous pedagogies in the current context of remote teaching. Through a series of informal presentations and discussion, we will consider how we can beneficially draw from Indigenous educational traditions in how we design and teach our courses. The final part of the session will turn to a discussion of ideas for a possible 2020-2021 series of events on this topic.

Indigenous pedagogies might be defined as those that emerge from and center the peoplehood, cultures, values, and intellectual traditions of Indigenous communities in relation to the particular places those communities come from. Though pedagogical methods vary across Native American and other Indigenous communities, common are approaches that focus on the whole individual in relational contexts and on the related idea that knowledge is produced and interpreted in the context of relationships. Specific examples of Indigenous pedagogies include teaching through storytelling and through engagement with land.

Sponsored by the Reclamation and Native American Communities Faculty Commons

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Oraganizer: Wesley Leonard (

Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 2:30pm to 4:00pm

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Reclamation and Native American Communities

Center for Ideas & Society


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Freya Schiwy

Freya Schiwy left a positive review 9/23/2020

Wonderful! I really appreciated Wesley's introduction and how he developed the notion of Native knowledge as a caring pedagogy and the difference between Native and decolonial approaches. Saami's contribution was also very insightful as were others who contributed to the conversation. Looking forward to the next event!