Indigenous Educator to Speak at Montana State University

Native American educator, Gregory Cajete, is scheduled to speak at Montana State University on March 2.

Professor Gregory Cajete, Santa Clara Pueblo), director of Native American Studies and an associate professor in the Department of Language, Literacy and Sociocultural Studies in the College of Education at the University of New Mexico, will be the keynote speaker for Hopa Mountain's annual Native Science Fellows meeting on Friday, March 2, from 9 a.m. to noon in the Procrastinator Theater of Montana State University's Strand Union Building in Bozeman, Montana.

Cajete is a nationally known speaker and educator and author of five books: Look to the Mountain: An Ecology of Indigenous Education, Ignite the Sparkle: An Indigenous Science Education Curriculum Model, Spirit of the Game: Indigenous Wellsprings, A People's Ecology: Explorations in Sustainable Living and Native Science: Natural Laws of Interdependence.

This year's Native Science Fellows meeting is coordinated by MSU's Society of American Indian Graduate Students (SAIGS) as part of its annual service project.

"Dr. Cajete bridges worlds to help us deepen our understanding of the richness and complexity of Native Science from the perspective of an indigenous scholar and we look forward to learning from him," said Lisa Lone Fight, Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara, a Native Science Fellows graduate student in the MSU Department of and Land Resources and Environmental Sciences.

Hopa Mountain's Native Science Fellows Program meeting is made possible by a grant from the National Science Foundation. Based in Bozeman, the nonprofit Hopa Mountain invests in rural and tribal citizen leaders who are working to improve education, ecological health and economic development. This event is free and open to the public.