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Contemporary Issues of Indigenous Peoples

This course is designed to introduce students to the most important issues facing Native Americans as individuals, communities, and Nations in the contemporary world.

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About this class

Discussion topics will include selected economic, social, political, and educational issues, as well as contemporary cultural revitalization movements of tradition, language, and ceremony. Contemporary Issues of Indigenous Peoples will offer an Indigenous perspective and provide a window into the modern Native American experience.

Sept. 8, 15, 22, 29, Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27, Nov. 3, 10, 17, 5:30-7:30 pm

Brad Kroupa (Arikara) earned his doctoral degree in anthropology and education from Indiana University. After earning his doctorate, Brad began work at the Arikara Cultural Center, located in White Shield, ND on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation. From 2013-2017, he led cultural, language, historical, educational, and community building efforts in this role. In 2015, he established the Arikara Community Action Group (ACAG) – now called Indigenous Youth Rising (IYR) – a 501(c)3 with the mission of implementing and supporting educational projects for Native people emphasizing cultural self-determination, community-oriented and directed research projects, and educational enrichment. Currently, Brad is faculty at United Tribes Technical College in Bismarck, ND. He is also a research associate with the American Indian Studies Research Institute in Bloomington, IN.

HND Value Statement

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this {article, book, exhibition, film, program, database, report, Web resource}, do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or Humanities North Dakota.

However, in an increasingly polarized world, we at Humanities North Dakota believe that being open-minded is necessary to thinking critically and rationally.

Therefore, our programs and classes reflect our own open-mindedness in the inquiry, seeking, and acquiring of scholars to speak at our events and teach classes for our Public University.

To that end, we encourage our participants to join us in stepping outside our comfort zones and considering other perspectives and ideas by being open-minded while attending HND events featuring scholars who hold a variety of opinions, some being opposite of our own held beliefs.

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