Representations Matter: Serving Native Students in Higher Education

Traditionally one of the most underrepresented communities on college campuses, Native American and Indigenous students often struggle and advocate for visibility and recognition in academic spaces. Join us for a discussion on how to support Native/Indigenous communities and enhance inclusion on campus.
Dr. Adrienne Keene (Cherokee Nation) is a Native scholar and the creator of Native Appropriations, a blog discussing cultural appropriation and stereotypes of Native peoples in fashion, film, music, and other forms of pop culture. Keene holds a doctorate in Culture, Communities, and Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Her research focuses on college access for Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian) students and the role of precollege access programs in student success. She has worked closely with a nonprofit called College Horizons, which assists Native students in the college application process, as a participant, alumna, faculty member, and now researcher.