The University of New Mexico's Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) hosts a Native American Pedagogies Conference on Friday, April 27, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Willard Reading room at the Zimmerman Library.

The event will examine how faculty can best support and facilitate learning among Native American students. It will also focus on how Native American knowledge can influence pedagogy at UNM.

Dr. Lloyd Lee
Dr. Lloyd Lee to present keynote lecture.

The keynote address will be given by Lloyd Lee, the recipient of the 2016-2018 UNM Presidential Teaching Award, followed by three roundtable discussions: Indigenous Worldview in Higher Education, Teaching & Pedagogy and Intersectionality.

Conference schedule (click on individual links to register):

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.All Day conference

9 to 10 a.m.Keynote Address by Professor Lloyd Lee

10 to 11:30 a.m.Indigenous Worldviews in Higher Education with Leola Tsinnajinnie, Robin Minthorn and Jennifer Denetdale.

  • This panel will focus on the creation of Personal Theoretical Frameworks as an approach to academic study and research, and will address the importance of Critical Indigenous Studies as the foundation for Indigenous scholarship, theory and practice.

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.Networking Lunch

1 to 2:30 p.m.Teaching & Pedagogy with Tiffany Lee, Alicia Chavez and Amy Gore.

  • This panel will focus on strategies for implementing culturally sustaining and revitalizing pedagogy, in both online and face-to-face classes, to support learning within a cohort of Native American students. Additional topics will include the influences of historical trauma and the imbalance of western approaches in the college environment.

2:30 to 4 p.m.Intersectionality with Paulita Aguilar, Catherina Montoya, Glenabah Martinez and Lorenda Belone.

  • This panel will provide diverse perspectives on how faculty and staff in different capacities work with Native American students to help them succeed at UNM in regards to the classroom, research, and support.

Faculty, staff and students are invited to join in these important conversations. Lunch is included. Tickets available for the entire conference or individual sessions. Some sessions are full.

For additional information, visit the CTL the website.