Guest Talk: Urban Indigenous Students Negotiating Civic Identity, with Rachel Talbert
Dr. Rachel Talbert, postdoctoral fellow with the Edmund Gordon Institute for Urban and Minority Education and the Department of Curriculum and Teaching, is hosting the IUME Colloquium titled Urban Indigenous Students Negotiating Civic Identity.
Civic identity is important for political participation. This talk will discuss how urban indigenous students in public high school social studies classes, a Native youth council, and the civic environment of a school in Washington State, where the Since Time Immemorial curriculum is mandated in social studies classes, negotiated civic identity. Using Safety Zone and Tribal Critical Race theories to understand the experiences of students, stories from observations, participant interviews, and focus groups, this study found that connections between students; land/s and Nation/s, participation in service and activism with other Nation/s, a caring teacher, family civic connections, curricula that centers American Indian history and current events, and school were vital to these negotiations.
Rachel Talbert earned her doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction in 2021 from the George Washington University Graduate School of Education and Human Development. Her research with urban indigenous youth in public schools focuses on civic identity negotiation and its relationship to tribal sovereignity and self determination.
This event is co-sponsored by the Edmund Gordon Institute for Urban and Minority Education.
Persons interested in attending may rsvp by Monday, September 26th with their interest and details.
Where: 306 Russell