Come Celebrate Dr. Shanley

ASU campus event featuring Dr. Kathryn Shanley
Thursday, October 7, 2010
10:00 a.m. Labriola Center, 2nd flr, Hayden Library (LIB)
Please join us for a discussion with Dr. Shanley–centering on her involvement in the vision and construction of the recently completed Native American Center at the University of Montana. All are welcome. Refreshments served. Hosted by the Labriola National American Indian Data Center. Info:
This event is in celebration of Kathryn Shanley’s presentation of the Simon Ortiz and Labriola Center Lecture on Indigenous Land, Culture, and Community set for 7:00 p.m. on October 7, 2010 at the Heard Museum in Phoenix. The lecture is sponsored by Arizona State University’s American Indian Policy Institute, American Indian Studies Program, Department of English, Indian Legal Program in the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Labriola National American Indian Data Center, Faculty of History in the School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies, and Women and Gender Studies in the School of Social Transformation, with tremendous support from the Heard Museum.
Kathryn Shanley teaches in Native American Studies at the University of Montana and serves as Special Assistant to the Provost for Native American and Indigenous Education. An enrolled member of the Ft. Peck Assiniboine (Nakoda) Tribe, Dr. Shanley grew up on the reservation. Her research interests include the work of James Welch (the Blackfeet/ Gros Ventre writer), gender issues in Indigenous studies, Native American religious autobiography, and Indigenous knowledge-based theory. She is the University of Montana project director for a collaboration with the Sami Studies Center at the University of Tromsø, Norway, and also collaborates with faculty in Maori Studies at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. Dr. Shanley serves as the Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowship regional liaison and on boards for National Academy of Sciences Fellowships; the executive committee of the Modern Language Association, Division of American Indian Literatures; and (for eight years) the American Indian Graduate Center. Recognition of her leadership extends to her inclusion in Notable Native Americans and the Dictionary of American Indian Women. Before coming to the University of Montana in 1999 to become the first chair of Native American Studies, Dr. Shanley previously held positions at Cornell University and the University of Washington. As chair of NAS at UM, she worked for seven years to raise funds for a new Native American Center, which was dedicated in May 2010.