A History of Navajo Education: A Talk with Dr. Wendy Greyeyes 

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Presenter: Dr. Wendy S. Greyeyes (Diné), Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Native American Studies at the University of New Mexico 

Join us for a book talk on A History of Navajo Nation Education: Disentangling Our Sovereign Body with author Dr. Wendy S. Greyeyes. The book unravels the tangle of federal and state education programs that have been imposed on Navajo people and illuminates the ongoing efforts by tribal communities to transfer state authority over Diné education to the Navajo Nation. On the heels of the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Department of Diné Education, this important education history explains how the current Navajo educational system is a complex terrain of power relationships, competing agendas, and jurisdictional battles influenced by colonial pressures and tribal resistance. An iron grip of colonial domination over Navajo education remains, thus inhibiting a unified path toward educational sovereignty.

Wednesday, November 2, 2022 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Old Capitol Museum
The Senate Chamber
21 North Clinton Street, Iowa City, IA 52240
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