NSU Center for Tribal Studies hosts Indigenous Men’s and Women’s Summit

BY STAFF REPORTS
02/25/2018 02:00 PM
TAHLEQUAH – Indigenous leadership – from both male and female perspectives – will be the focus of a free summit hosted by the Northeastern State University Center for Tribal Studies. The Indigenous Men’s and Women’s Leadership Summit will be from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on March 10 in the University Center.

The event will provide a forum for higher education students and others to discuss and recognize their role as Indigenous leaders in Indian Country. Summit presenters include Cherokees Dr. Stacey Leeds and Corey Still.

Leeds serves as the University of Arkansas interim vice chancellor for economic development. Her strong record of public service includes currently sitting on the board of directors for the Law School Admissions Council, Arkansas Children’s Northwest, Arvest Bank in Fayetteville and the American Indian Graduate Center. Previous appointments have included serving as a justice on the CN Supreme Court, as a member and officer on national commissions and as a member on boards for corporations and academic institutions. Leeds is the only American Indian woman to have served as law school dean in the United States. She is a 2017 NSU Sequoyah Fellow.

Still is a United Keetoowah Band citizen. He is an instructor of native languages in the Department of Native American Studies at the University of Oklahoma. Still is passionate about the education of Native American students and strives to work within the realm of higher education to ensure that education for all Native American youth is not only a dream, but also an achievable reality. Still’s current research includes American Indian male undergraduate experiences, American Indian masculinity, American Indian fraternity and sororities and American Indian student leadership. Still serves as the National Chairman for Sigma Nu Alpha Gamma Inc., is a Gates Millennium Scholar cohort and sits as the American Indian Graduate Center Scholar liaison for the Gates Millennium Scholars Alumni Advisory Council.

The summit is free to attend with registration required. Register at bit.ly/NSUIndigenousSummit.

For more information, visit cts.nsuok.edu.

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