Enduring Legacies Native Cases Summer Institute

August 18-19, 2020 at Little Creek Resort Hotel Shelton, Washington

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The Summer Institute of the Enduring Legacies Native Cases Initiative will build fifteen years of work developing interdisciplinary teaching case studies on significant issues in Indian Country and offering workshops for educators to network and learn how to use the cases in their classes and staff development. Our interdisciplinary collection of cases covers a wide range of topics applicable to all academic fields. Problem-based learning, place-based learning, and collaborative learning are the cornerstones of our approach. Cases promote student engagement and critical thinking in the context of complex and pressing real world issues. They are a terrific way of promoting diversity. At this institute, we will practice working through cases collaboratively to learn how to facilitate case analysis and discussion. The Institute will feature a number of new cases on the cutting edge of current issues in Indian Country. Terry Williams, Native leader on climate change will give our keynote this year.

Native Cases Summer Institute Particulars: The Institute is located on the reservation of the Squaxin Island Tribe. The summer institute will run from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day. Breakfast is at 8 a. m. with the program starting at 9 a.m. Pre-reading and homework are required each evening. Campuses and organizations are invited to bring teams or attend the institute as individuals. Space is limited and registration is first come, first served. The registration fee for the two-day institute is $125/ per person which includes breakfast and lunch each day.

Little Creek Resort Hotel Rooms are available at the rate of $114.00 per night with a cut-off date of July 17. Contact Little Creek Resort Hotel directly at 800-667-7711 to reserve rooms and say you are with the Evergreen State College Native Cases Institute. Conference registration forms and information are on the next pages.

This conference is generously supported by the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians. 

Conference contact Barbara Leigh Smith 360.765.3084 or smithb@evergreen.edu

Students in Evergreen's Native Pathways Program are discussing a case in small groups and then reporting out. Native cases are now an essential part of our curriculum. The cases are being used by over 100 other colleges and universities

Enduring Legacies Native Cases Summer Institute Registration Form (PDF)