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Native Americans of the Great Lakes Region Day Pass 5/12: Omission as the Modern Form of Bias Against Indigenous People
*NOTE: LATER TIME* In U.S. culture, Indigenous People loom large in romanticized and stereotyped ways, yet contemporary Indigenous Peoples are largely omitted from the public conscience. In K-12 education, for example, 87% of references to Indigenous Americans portray them in a pre-1900’s context. Utilizing both experimental and national survey studies, I will demonstrate that prevalent representations or lack of representations (omission) of Indigenous Peoples: 1) shape how people think about and act towards contemporary Indigenous Peoples, 2) negatively impact Indigenous Peoples’ well-being and 3) galvanize Indigenous efforts to change the status quo through civic engagement. By making visible the pernicious consequences of and highlighting Indigenous resistance to omission, this research illuminates a path towards creating a more equitable future for Indigenous Peoples. Stephanie A. Fryberg, a member of the Tulalip Tribes of Washington State, is the Diversity and Social Transformation Professor of Psychology at the University of Michigan. As a social and cultural psychologist, her research focuses on how social representations of race, culture, and social class influence the development of self, psychological well-being, physical health, and educational attainment. In addition to publishing articles in leading academic journals, Dr. Fryberg provided testimony to the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, received the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues Early Career Award, and was inducted into Stanford University’s Multicultural Alumni Hall of Fame.
Event Type : Thursday Morning Lecture Series      
Category : Series 5 - Native Americans of the Great Lakes Region
Date(s) : 05/12/2022
Day of Week : Thursday
Time : 11:00 - 12:30 AM
Location : Online
Fee : $10.00
Event Status : COMPLETED