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March 20: 39th Annual Frontier Forum Lecture

Faculty member Chelsea Mead will discuss “Mother Tongues and Memories: Indigenous Languages at Minnesota State University, Mankato.”

2018-03-21
Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release, 3-16-2018

Mankato, Minn. – Minnesota State University, Mankato faculty member Chelsea Mead will discuss “Mother Tongues and Memories: Indigenous Languages at Minnesota State University, Mankato” in a lecture from 9:30-10:45 a.m. Tuesday, March 20 on campus in Centennial Student Union’s Ostrander Auditorium.

The lecture, the 39th Annual Frontier Forum Lecture sponsored by Minnesota State Mankato’s College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, is free and open to students, faculty, staff and the public.

Mead’s talk explores the historic and present-day relationships between educational institutions, Indigenous communities and Indigenous languages. Topics such as colonization, educational policies and practices and the global movement to revitalize Indigenous languages are discussed.

Mead highlights Minnesota State Mankato’s relationships with local Native American communities, the University’s efforts in Indigenous language education and strategies for healing from the past while supporting positive relationships into the future.

Mead is a faculty member in Minnesota State Mankato’s Department of Anthropology and American Indigenous Studies Program, which are part of Minnesota State Mankato’s College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. For more information about the presentation, contact Mead by phone at 507-389-1302 or by email at chelsea.mead@mnsu.edu.

For more information about the Frontier Forum, contact Denise Thompson, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, by phone at 507-389-5699 or by email at denise.thompson@mnsu.edu.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 14,712 students, is part of the Minnesota State system, which includes 30 colleges and seven universities.

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