Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Native American Heritage Month: Martin Reinhardt to discuss educational barriers for Native students Nov. 13 at Michigan Tech

Poster courtesy Michigan Tech Center for Diversity and Inclusion.

HOUGHTON -- Native American Heritage Month Speaker Martin Reinhardt will discuss barriers within education for Native students and their socialized experiences, from 4 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13, in the Memorial Union Building (MUB) Ballroom on the Michigan Tech campus.

Reinhardt is an Anishinaabe Ojibway member of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians. He is the owner and CEO of Reinhardt and Associates and an associate professor of Native-American Studies at Northern Michigan University. He will talk about being Indian in today's society and about "passing" and socialization of Native American students in higher education. The event is free and open to the public.

Reinhardt has taught courses in American Indian education, tribal law and government, and sociology. He has a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Pennsylvania State University, where his doctoral research focused on Indian education and the law with a special focus on treaty educational provisions.

This event is sponsored by Michigan Tech's  Center for Diversity and Inclusion Heritage Programming Committee and the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES).

Inset photo: Dr. Martin Reinhardt. (Photo courtesy Dr. Reinhardt) 

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