The Library Channel is pleased to present the sixth installment of The Simon Ortiz and Labriola Center Lecture on Indigenous Land, Culture, and Community. Dr. Kathryn Shanley, PhD, Professor of Indigenous Literature at the University of Montana delivers her lecture 'Mapping' Indigenous Futures: Creating a Native Voice in Higher Education.
Recorded on October 7, 2010 at the Phoenix, Heard Museum, Dr. Shanley spoke about the "significance of global indigenous people's struggles to gain recognition and control over their own destinies" and why that struggle is important. She used the example of "Montana's Indian Education for All Act" to discuss indigenous education models and strategies in higher education for realizing the rights in the [United Nations] Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
The lecture series is sponsored by the Heard Museum and Arizona State University’s American Indian Policy Institute; American Indian Studies Program; Department of English; Faculty of History in the School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies; Indian Legal Program in the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law; Labriola National American Indian Data Center and the ASU Libraries; and Women and Gender Studies in the School of Social Transformation.