Over the past decade, the number of doctorates completed by every ethnic group in the United States has steadily increased except one, American Indian and Alaskan Natives. In fact, the total number of American Indian and Alaskan Native doctorates completed has not increased, barely exceeding 100 per year. A recent workshop held at Haskell Indian Nations University sought to better understand why Indigenous students in the US are not pursuing and completing advanced degrees, exploring a variety of strategies to address the potential challenges Indigenous students face. Issues related to preparation at the undergraduate level, mentoring by Native and non-Native faculty, peer-mentoring, and the role of university ‘gate-keepers’ were all explored. For this call, we seek panelists who can address the challenges and strategies for mentoring the next generation of Indigenous geographers. We especially seek panelists who have a vision for expanding Indigenous participation within the discipline, including current geography graduate students.
|Introduction||Jay Johnson University of Kansas||20|
|Panelist||Deondre Smiles The Ohio State University Department of Geography||15|
|Panelist||Paulette Blanchard University of Kansas||15|
|Panelist||Jamie McEvoy Montana State University||15|
|Panelist||Katie Big-Canoe Western University||15|
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