The Center for American Indian Research and Native Studies (CAIRNS) invites you to participate in an exciting hands-on workshop titled “Approaches to Teaching Lakota Culture” that we are hosting in Brookings, SD on June 4, 2012. We hope you can attend. The workshop explores innovative approaches to understanding and teaching Lakota history and culture.
Presentation topics will include:
• Oceti Sakowin Origins and Development
• Reservations and Tribes in South Dakota
• Lakota Spiritual Foundations
• Representations of and by Lakotas
Field trip destinations will include Children’s Museum of South Dakota and the South Dakota Art Museum.
Lead presenter is Dr. Craig Howe (Oglala Sioux Tribe), director of CAIRNS. Other presenters will include Carrie Benson (educator, Children’s Museum of South Dakota), Janet Fleming-Martin (Native American Connections teacher, Axtell Park Middle School), Doris Giago (Professor of Journalism and Mass Communication, South Dakota State University), Dr. Harvey Markowitz (Assistant Professor of Sociology/Anthropology, Washington and Lee University), Mabel Picotte (teacher, East Dakota Educational Cooperative), Ann Robertson (Native American Connections teacher, Whittier Middle School), Lisa Scholten (curator, South Dakota Art Museum), Peri Strain (Title 1 and curriculum director, White River School District).
Enrollment is limited. Registration includes:
• Lunch and refreshments
• Door prizes
• Workshop booklet
• Certificate of completion
• One continuing education unit (CEU) can be earned by submitting additional work online after the workshop.