Native American workshop to focus on education

Native American workshop to focus on education The USD Office of Student Life hopes to strengthen Native American enrollment and involvement in South Dakota schools by presenting a forum on Native American education at The University of South Dakota.

Faculty and staff from the university and other South Dakota institutions of higher learning are invited to participate in a workshop titled "Changes and Challenges: The Recruitment and Retention of Native American Students" on Jan. 24 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The workshop will feature a keynote address by critically acclaimed, nationally known Native American author Joseph Marshall III, who has published five books and is currently at work on a sixth.

Marshall will also visit numerous classrooms at USD on Tuesday and Wednesday and on Tuesday, Jan. 25 from 7 to 9 p.m will appear for a book reading and discussion of his most recent novel, The Journey of Crazy Horse at the Al Neuharth Media Center.

Other topic areas to be discussed at the workshop include Support of Family and Friends, Role of Faculty, Providing Financial Assistance, Education of Non-Natives on the Issues, and Importance of Student Groups. �

A box lunch is available for $6, payable upon registration.

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