Liberating Sovereign Potential in Indigenous Education: Building Capacity and Confronting Colonial Entanglements

12:00-1:00pm CT Wednesday, November 17, 2021 The Commons / Online
Presented by the KU Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging; the Office of the Director of Tribal Relations, and The Commons.

This lecture introduces tribal sovereignty, explains the need to engage in the complexity of Indigenous relationships with education while introducing the liberating sovereign potential model.         

Alex Red Corn (Ed.D) is a citizen of the Osage Nation, where he is a member of the Tsi.zhu.wah.shtah.geh (Gentle Sky/Peacekeeper) clan, with family roots in the Wa.ha.xolin district near Pawhuska, Oklahoma (USA). In the College of Education at Kansas State University, he serves as an Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership, Coordinator of Indigenous Partnerships, Co-Chair of the Indigenous Faculty and Staff Alliance, Executive Director of the Kansas Association for Native American Education (KANAE) and Program Coordinator for the Qualitative Methods Graduate Certificate. His scholarship and service are focused on building capacities for Native nations to take on a more prominent role in the education of their citizens. As a member of the College of Education faculty, Dr. Red Corn has consulted with school and tribal leaders across the region on variety of topics related to education of Indigenous peoples. He has also developed a partnership program with the Osage Nation that has graduated two cohorts of Osage leaders with master’s degrees in Educational leadership. Additionally, Dr. Red Corn teaches courses in qualitative research methods, specializing in critical Indigenous approaches to research and autoethnography.

This talk is offered online as well as in-person. To register for attendance in person, email To attend the talk online, click this link to Zoom Registration.


Of interest to:
All Ages, Faculty, General Public, Graduate students, Researchers, Staff, Undergraduate Students
Lecture, Public Event