Campus Compact Mountain West is excited to announce History Colorado as a co-sponsor of the 2017 Engaged Scholars Summit. History Colorado has been a long-time partner with CCMW through the Civic Health Network and has an extensive network of museums, including the Ute Indian Museum, the El Pueblo History Museum, Fort Vasquez, and many others across Colorado. The 2017 Summit, hosted on Indigenous People's Day, will focus on place-based engagement and scholarship that honors indigenous knowledge and learning. As a network of higher education institutions dedicated to the public good, we recognize the importance of elevating local knowledge and expertise alongside those of higher education practitioners. The Summit will explore:
How do we prioritize local and indigenous ways of knowing as our communities navigate record population growth and attendant consequences?
How do campuses approach research, teaching, outreach, and engagement that incorporate knowledge generated with/in local communities?
How do campus and community partnerships recognize and build upon local or indigenous knowledge and the focus on place-based engagement?
Join us on October 9th at the History Colorado Center in Denver to explore these questions and hear from practitioners in the field as they've integrated indigenous knowledge and place-based engagement into their own scholarship and practice.
Dr. Eryka Charley is Director of Native American Student Services at the University of Northern Colorado.
Dr. Chris Nelson is Assistant Professor in the Higher Education Program, Morgridge College of Education at the University of Denver.