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UPUA, IPSA To Host Indigenous Speaker Series & Q&A Starting November 10

The University Park Undergraduate Association and Indigenous People Student Association (IPSA) will host a series of three speakers starting on Tuesday, November 10.

The event will take place in celebration of Native American Heritage Month and aims to educate on unique topics and issues that pertain to Indigenous communities. Those interested in attending will also learn about how they can advocate specifically for the Indigenous communities at Penn State.

You can tune in by entering the Zoom ID 917-3660-6863 or through a link in UPUA’s linktree.

The first speaker event will feature IPSA President Tim Benally, who will speak starting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, November 10. Benally plans to discuss his experience coming from a small community on the Navajo Nation to a large university like Penn State.

At 4 p.m. on Wednesday, November 11, Dr. Julie Reed will speak. Reed, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, is also an associate professor of American history. Reed will discuss how some of this year’s tumultuous events have specifically impacted Indian country.

The last speaker, Dr. Hollie Anderson Kulago, will present at 3 p.m. on Thursday, November 12. Kulago, currently an associate professor in the College of Education, is Diné and originally from northeastern Arizona.

Kulago plans to speak about her educational experiences and how the assimilative practices in United States schools have challenged Indigenous knowledge systems.

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