Meixi will be the final speaker in the Indigenous Speaker Series, hosted by the School of Education’s Department of Educational Policy Studies, on Friday, April 23, at noon.
Meixi is a Hokchiu learning scientist and former teacher who grew up with the Lahu tribe in northern Thailand. She is currently a Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow in American Indian Studies at the University of Minnesota.
How might schools contribute to the thriving of families, communities, and the lands where they live?
In Meixi’s talk, titled “When Learning is Life-Giving: Re-designing schools with Indigenous ethics,” she will explore how educational systems can be transformed when teachers, researchers, young people, and their families cultivate ethical relationships of consent and reciprocity with lands and each other. Drawing from critical sociocultural learning theory and Indigenous concepts of health and well-being, she will discuss the life-generating possibilities of interweaving family-based and Indigenous ways of knowing with science and mathematics.
The event will be held via Zoom, and is free and open to the public. Register to receive the event link, here.