Thoughts on Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Indigenous Education

As part of the MET Anti-Racism Speaker Series

In this talk, Dr. Bryan Brayboy will provide an overview of how he thinks about Indigenous Knowledge Systems and their connections to Indigenous Education. Dr. Brayboy will outline what he means by knowledge systems and what makes them “Indigenous.” The talk will also consider ways to help Indigenous Knowledge Systems inform pedagogy.

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Dr. Bryan Brayboy

About Dr. Bryan Brayboy

Bryan McKinley Jones Brayboy (Lumbee) is Dean of Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy and the Carlos Montezuma Professor of Education and Social Policy. A member of the National Academy of Education and a fellow of the American Educational Research Association, Brayboy’s research focuses on intersecting knowledge systems that illuminate the ways that institutional structures simultaneously hinder and enable the success of underserved students, staff, and faculty. His research also explores the ways that culture and cultural practices mediate and support Indigenous student learning, community self-determination, and tribal nation building.