Still Sacred



First-year Writing at the Tribal College

May 12-13, 2021
9:00am – 4:00pm MDT

Presented by The English Division, Diné College

Re-envision a writing curriculum.

The English Division of the School of Arts, Humanities and English at Diné College hosted a two-day virtual conference: Still Sacred: First-Year Writing at the Tribal College. The conference was organized around re-envisioning a writing curriculum that met the needs of our students, with presentations and workshops offered by scholars in both writing studies and indigenous studies. The conference explored topics ranging from service learning with writing, universal design strategies based in neurodivergence, and considered indigenous paradigms in the writing classroom. Presenters included Isabel Baca, Dev K. Bose, Barbara Komlos, Irvin Morris, Cornel Pewewardy, Andrea Riley-Mukavetz, Jaquetta Shade-Johnson and Orlando White. The goal was to provide educators and administrators with new strategies for designing a writing curriculum that is both accessible and meaningful to all students attending tribal colleges.

The conference was virtual, free, and open to the public.


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