Native American Heritage Month
Implicit Bias: Stereotypes & Monuments
Date: November 23, 2020
Time: 3:15 PM
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STCC honored Native American Heritage Month with a presentation by Claudia Fox Tree. Indigenous people have always lived on this land, but their history, culture, and contributions are not seen. Claudia takes back the narrative and focuses on strategies to challenge bias and make contributions visible.
Diversity Series: Dr. John Little
Date: November 4, 2021
Time: 12:15 PM
The Diversity Series at STCC presented John Little, PhD (Standing Rock Dakota). He is a scholar, historian, filmmaker, and mentor. His presentations and research focus on Native student retention and success in higher education, decolonizing work in the university, cultural appropriation and Native American-themed mascots, Lakota and Dakota music, and Native American Vietnam veterans, looking at the fact that Native Americans serve in the military at a higher per-capita rate than any other ethnic group in the United States. He is co-director of the documentary “More Than A Word” an exploration of Native American-based mascots, especially the Washington R_dskins, and their impact on real-life attitudes, issues, and policies.
We the Women: Student Edition
We celebrated Native American Heritage Month, by welcoming STCC students Quiana Dishface, Lakoda Jim, and Zoey Lynn Natonabah, three Navajo Nation students that are part of our diverse women’s basketball team and college campus. They shared their heritage and culture, as well as the challenges they have had to overcome to get to where they are.