November 10, 2022 Academic Calendar
11/10/2022 9:50 AM 11/10/2022 10:40 AM America/New_York Andover All-School Meeting Guest Speaker, Rebecca Luebker – Indigenizing Education

Thursday, November 10th, at 9:50am. EDT: Join us for a guest lecture by Rebecca Luebker, sponsored by the Peabody Institute of Archaeology.

For several decades, universities have increased opportunities for Native students, but why are there still gaps in representation and recognition on campuses? Why are Native contributions to state-approved curriculums not recognized? Why are universities and schools barely attributed to the Native lands on which they stand? Despite efforts to raise awareness of the lack of Native representation in education and various institutions, Native representation is still falling behind. A root cause of the problem is that Native communities have not been included in solving these concerns even though Indigenous people's knowledge has existed on this continent for more than a millennia.

Rebecca Luebker is an enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation and is a high school social science chair who is addressing the absence of Native American representation in education. She has created the first Native American History and Culture course to be approved by the Arkansas Department of Education. Rebecca is also collaborating with the American Indian Science and Engineering Society and the Kapor Center to create a culturally-relevant computer science curriculum for a Cherokee Nation serving high school in Oklahoma.

All-School Meeting

All-School Meeting Guest Speaker, Rebecca Luebker – Indigenizing Education

9:50 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. , All-School Meeting

Thursday, November 10th, at 9:50am. EDT: Join us for a guest lecture by Rebecca Luebker, sponsored by the Peabody Institute of Archaeology.

For several decades, universities have increased opportunities for Native students, but why are there still gaps in representation and recognition on campuses? Why are Native contributions to state-approved curriculums not recognized? Why are universities and schools barely attributed to the Native lands on which they stand? Despite efforts to raise awareness of the lack of Native representation in education and various institutions, Native representation is still falling behind. A root cause of the problem is that Native communities have not been included in solving these concerns even though Indigenous people's knowledge has existed on this continent for more than a millennia.

Rebecca Luebker is an enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation and is a high school social science chair who is addressing the absence of Native American representation in education. She has created the first Native American History and Culture course to be approved by the Arkansas Department of Education. Rebecca is also collaborating with the American Indian Science and Engineering Society and the Kapor Center to create a culturally-relevant computer science curriculum for a Cherokee Nation serving high school in Oklahoma.

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