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Lunch and Learn: Sovereignty in Action: Tribal nations fight for preservation and growth

Presented by Kelli Mosteller, PhD, Executive Director of the Harvard University Native American Program

Kelli Mosteller, PhD

November 29 @ 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

Cleveland E. and Phyllis B. Dodge Room (A-B), Flynn Campus Union

Please join the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for a presentation focused on contemporary issues facing Native American Peoples presented by Kelli Mosteller. The presentation will include information about the historical context that impacts these issues.

Mosteller is currently serving as the executive director of the Harvard University Native American Program. In this role, she works with Harvard students, faculty, staff, and the public toward the mission of supporting programming that fosters education, scholarship, and builds community, in a collaborative manner, to advance research and the well-being of Indigenous communities.

Before arriving at Harvard, she was the executive director for the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Cultural Heritage Center (CHC) from 2010 to 2022. During her tenure, she oversaw the tribe’s cultural services, including a museum, cultural classes and programming, tribal archives, and historic preservation. She also led her team in a multi-year renovation of CHC exhibits, resulting in the museum’s recognition as a Top Ten Native Cultural Center in the U.S. by the Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums in 2020.

As a tribal citizen, her most cherished role over the years has been as a mentor for Citizen Potawatomi youth, facilitator of women’s ceremonies, and auntie to the eagles at the CPN Eagle Aviary.

A light lunch will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

Questions? Email inclusion@springfield.edu.

This is a Wellness Passport Event.
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