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Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar
Cultural-responsivity, education, and health in Anishinaabe communities
Time: 12:05 pm
Place: 4274 Chamberlin Hall (refreshments will be served)
Speaker: Tim Frandy, UW Department of Medicine and Public Health
Abstract: For the past few decades, culture and cultural-responsivity have increasingly been viewed as important within indigenous communities to improve educational systems and public health outcomes. More than a decade of research has shown the positive impacts of culturally-responsive teaching in Native communities, and recent research has shown correlation with language and cultural maintenance programs in First Nations communities to dramatically lower diabetes rates. This presentation will discuss discuss research conducted in partnership between UW-Madison and the Lac du Flambeau Anishinaabe community that has used indigenous methodologies and cultural revitalization to improve health and educational outcomes. This work raises new possibilities for interdisciplinary collaborative research and lower-cost solutions to improve complex social problems in marginalized communities.
Host: Clint Sprott
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