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Indigenous Men's and Women's Leadership Summit

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The Center for Tribal Studies at Northeastern State University invite you to attend the inaugural Indigenous Men’s and Women’s Leadership Summit!

The summit will bring together Native higher education students to focus on Indigenous leadership from both male and female perspectives and provide a forum for students to discuss and recognize their role as Indigenous leaders in Indian Country.

Saturday, March 10
NSU-Tahlequah, University Center
9:30 am - 5:00 pm


This event is FREE to attend
but registration is required.
REGISTRATION: bit.ly/NSUIndigenousSummit

Scroll below for information about the great speakers we have scheduled and the agenda.

Speakers

Tall Paul (Anishinaabe/Oneida)
Tall Paul is an Anishinaabe and Oneida Hip-Hop artist enrolled on the Leech Lake reservation in Minnesota. Born and raised in Minneapolis, his music strongly reflects his inner-city upbringing. From personal expressions of self, to thought provoking commentary on issues affecting Indigenous and diverse communities as a whole, Tall Paul’s music evokes a wide variety of substance and soul. Check out his Soundcloud. Also follow @tallpaul612 on Twitter or on facebook.

Sharice Davids (Ho-Chunk)
Sharice recently served as a White House Fellow and was placed in the Office of the Secretary of Transportation and had the privilege of working on a number of key initiatives with then Secretary Anthony Foxx. Prior to selection as a White House Fellow, Sharice served as the Deputy Director of Thunder Valley CDC in Porcupine, South Dakota on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. She is from the Ho-Chunk Nation in Wisconsin, and has dedicated most of her professional life to economic development in Native American communities.

Sharice received a B.B.A. from the University of Missouri in Kansas City and a J.D. from Cornell Law School. She is an avid martial artist and has competed at the amateur and professional levels in mixed martial arts.

Corey Still (United Keetoowah Band)
Corey Still, 27, of Norman, OK is a member of the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians. He is an Instructor of Native Languages in the Department of Native American Studies at the University of Oklahoma. He is the son of Stella Still-Campbell and Darrell Campbell both of Cookson, Oklahoma and is the second youngest of four children. Corey completed his Master’s Degree at Northeastern State University in Higher Education Leadership in 2015 and was named the Indigenous Scholar of Year and the Northeastern State University Outstanding Graduate Scholar. He completed his Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Oklahoma in Native American Studies, with a minor in Anthropology, in 2013. Corey currently is working toward his Ph.D. in Adult and Higher Education with an emphasis in Student Affairs.

Dr. Stacy Leeds (Cherokee)
Dr. Stacy L. Leeds serves as the University of Arkansas’ interim vice chancellor for economic development as well as dean and professor in the School of Law. She has received many honors for her teaching, scholarship and administrative vision throughout her academic career. Her strong record of public service includes currently sitting on the board of directors for the Law School Admissions Council, Arkansas Children’s Northwest, Arvest Bank in Fayetteville and the American Indian Graduate Center. Previous appointments have included service as a justice on the Cherokee Nation Supreme Court, as a member and officer on national commissions and as a member on boards for corporations and academic institutions. Leeds, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, is the only American Indian woman to have served as law school dean in the United States.

Paradigm Shift
Paradigm Shift was created in 2008 by Ryan Eller and Jerrod Murr, two facilitators with the goal of creating fresh and engaging opportunities for leaders to grow and learn. The first Paradigm Shift events were held for student leaders in rural Oklahoma, and over the past few years our collection of consultants have facilitated leadership workshops or keynotes in over 30 US States, in almost 10 countries, and on three different continents.

To learn more about Paradigm Shift visit paradigmshiftleadership.com.

Ramos School of Taekwondo
Ramos School of Taekwondo gives every student a chance to perform his/her best in every class and see achievement on every aspect; school, home and personal life. We are dedicated and have been practicing for over 14 yrs. We love what we do and we do it best!

Master Denisse Ramos is the only one in this area that has achieved Master of Martial arts specializing in TaeKwonDo. Her staff consist of Miss. Paula Girdner who was awarded with her first Dan in 2009 and has participated in several regional competitions.

Check out Ramos School of Taekwondo on facebook at www.facebook.com/Ramostaekwondo/

Women's Agenda

Time Presentation Presenter Location
9:00 am - 9:30 am
Registration
TV Lounge - 205
9:30 am - 9:55 am
Welcome (Everyone)
Center for Tribal Studies
UC Ballroom B
10:00 am - 10:55 am
Ice Breakers - Experiential Based Leadership
Amy Ogden, Paradigm Shift UC 223-224
11:00 am - 11:55 pm
Leadership Presentation
Dr. Stacy Leeds
UC 223-224
12:00 pm - 12:55 pm Luncheon (Everyone) UC Ballroom B
1:00 pm - 1:55 pm Leadership Presentation Dr. Stacy Leeds UC 223-224
2:00 pm - 2:55 pm Exploring Empowerment Sharice Davids UC 223-224
3:00 pm - 3:55 pm Self Defense - Taekwondo (Everyone) Master Denisse Ramos UC Ballroom A
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm Closing Remarks (Everyone) Center for Tribal Studies UC Ballroom B

Men's Agenda

Time Presentation Presenter Location
9:00 am - 9:30 am
Registration
TV Lounge - 205
9:30 am - 9:55 am
Welcome (Everyone)
Center for Tribal Studies
UC Ballroom B
10:00 am - 10:55 am
Ice Breakers - Experiential Based Leadership
Jerrod Murr, Paradigm Shift Redbud Rm, 3rd FL
11:00 am - 11:55 pm
Be a Man! A Look at Stereotypes and Expectations of Today's Indigenous Men
Corey Still
Redbud Rm, 3rd FL
12:00 pm - 12:55 pm Luncheon (Everyone) UC Ballroom B
1:00 pm - 1:55 pm Finding Your Own Voice: Being a Leader With or Without a Leadership Role
Corey Still
Redbud Rm, 3rd FL
2:00 pm - 2:55 pm Proceed with Conviction Tall Paul
Redbud Rm, 3rd FL
3:00 pm - 3:55 pm Self Defense - Taekwondo (Everyone) Master Denisse Ramos UC Ballroom A
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm Closing Remarks (Everyone) Center for Tribal Studies UC Ballroom B