July 08, 2012

Sisseton Wahpeton woman named Emerging Scholar

Award-Winning Native Scholar Says Education Is Important

By Simon Moya-SmithOnly four years after graduating with her Ph.D. in ethnic studies from the University of California at Berkeley, Dr. Majel Boxer, Sisseton Wahpeton of the Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux nations, was recognized as one of 12 rising researchers, thinkers and leaders under 40 in the U.S.

In its January 2012 Emerging Scholars edition, Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine named Boxer as an Emerging Scholar for her research and scholarship as assistant professor and chair of the Department of Native American and Indigenous Studies (NAIS) at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado.

Along with teaching tribal preservation, oral traditions and Native American history among other courses, Boxer is also an affiliate faculty member of the Gender and Women’s Studies program at Fort Lewis.
Comment:  "Education is important"...that's a shocking headline. Not!

Must've been an off-day for the headline writer. The only way this subject news is if someone said, "Education isn't important."

For more on the Lakota and education, see Anti-Suicide Campaign at Lakota College and Lakota Teams Compete in Robotics.

Below:  "Dr. Majel Boxer in her Fort Lewis College office in the Center of Southwest Studies."

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