Lannan Institutes Invite Tribal College Faculty

Feb 15th, 2005 | By | Category: 16-3: Indigenizing Education, Tribal College News

The D’Arcy McNickle Center at the Newberry Library in Chicago will host four Lannan Summer Institutes for Teachers in Tribal Colleges over the next 2 years. Next summer, Helen Roy (Wikwemikong Odawa) will direct the institute, “Teaching American Indian Languages and Language Instruction,” June 6-17, 2005. Amanda Cobb (Chickasaw) will direct the institute, “Teaching American Indian Education,” Aug. 1-12, 2005.

Roy and Cobb, professors at Michigan State University and the University of New Mexico, respectively, are recognized as some of the top specialists in their fields. The summer institutes are open to faculty, staff, and research fellows affiliated with tribal colleges.

The 12 participants selected for each of the 2005 summer institutes will receive $1,500 for housing and per diem and will be reimbursed up to $1,000 for travel expenses to and from The Newberry Library. The participants will also develop curriculum materials and conduct their own research using the Newberry Library collections.

Last summer, the topic of the institute was “Teaching American Indian Sovereignty.” The institute provided an opportunity for teachers to discuss sovereignty; explore fruitful methods for teaching the concept; develop curriculum materials, bibliographies, and syllabi; and conduct their own research. Sovereignty scholar David E. Wilkins (Lumbee) directed the institute.

For more information, visit the Lannan Institute website at

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