Dr. Gregory Cajete (Santa Clara Pueblo) Director of Native American Studies and an Associate Professor in the Division of Language, Literacy and Socio cultural Studies in the College of Education at the University of New Mexico will be the keynote speaker for Hopa Mountain’s annual Native Science Fellows meeting. He will present on Native science and education on Friday, March 2, 2012 at 9:00 a.m.–noon at the Strand Union Building (SUB) Procrastinator Theater on the MSU campus.
Dr. Cajete is a nationally renowned speaker and educator and has authored five books: “Look to the Mountain: An Ecology of Indigenous Education,” (Kivaki Press, 1994); “Ignite the Sparkle: An Indigenous Science Education Curriculum Model”, (Kivaki Press, 1999); “Spirit of the Game: Indigenous Wellsprings (2004) ,” “A People’s Ecology: Explorations in Sustainable Living,” and “Native Science: Natural Laws of Interdependence” (Clearlight Publishers, 1999 and 2000).
This year’s Native Science Fellows meeting is being coordinated by the MSU’s Society of American Indian Graduate Students (SAIGS) as part of their annual service project. “Dr. Cajete bridges worlds to help us deepen our understanding of the richness and complexity of Native Science from the perspective of an indigenous scholar and we look forward to learning from him” says Native Science Fellow and Land Resources and Environmental Graduate student Lisa Lone Fight (Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara).
Hopa Mountain’s Native Science Fellows Program meeting is made possible by a grant from the National Science Foundation. Hopa Mountain is a Bozeman, MT based nonprofit organization that invests in rural and tribal citizen leaders who are working to improve education, ecological health, and economic development. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Hopa Mountain at (406) 586-2455 or firstname.lastname@example.org