• Going Native and Bridging Borders: Culturally-Based Literacy and Cultural Programs Serving Native Americans and Latino/as

  • Presenters
    • Edwin Schenk (Lakota/Ojibwa), Student, St. Catherine University
    • Thomas Keeler, Student, St. Catherine University
    • María Sánchez-Tucker, Manager of Special Collections and Museum Services, Pueblo City-County Library District, Pueblo, CO
  • Description

    This panel discussion will provide an overview of two unique programs focusing on culturally-based outcomes and outreach. Two MLIS students at St. Catherine University have undertaken a community-based research project to assess such outcomes through dramatic pedagogy among 8-10 year-old urban Native students in Minneapolis, Minnesota, identifying new and more culturally appropriate forms of literacy. An overview of Bridging Borders, a program for teen girls, and a book and mural project highlighting Latino/a history and heritage will be provided, addressing the development, challenges, and outcomes of these programs.

  • Format
  • Track
    • Programming, Outreach, and Advocacy