In the Spotlight: July 15, 2011

Kudos to these faculty, staff and students

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  • Ann Marie Chischilly, director of the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals, was a plenary speaker at the International Indigenous Summit on Energy and Mining, hosted by the Assembly of First Nations, in Niagara Falls, Ontario. With more than 800 participants, Chischilly spoke about NAU’s commitment to Native Americans, the institute’s mission and accomplishments and its new energy proposal, the Tribal Clean Energy Resource Center. Many of the Canadian chiefs were impressed with NAU’s commitment and the institute’s work in training and offering technical assistance to tribal nations throughout the United States over the last 19 years.
  • Jon Reyhner, professor of education, was a featured speaker this week at the 22nd Penn State Conference on Rhetoric and Composition: Rhetoric Writing across Language Boundaries. He presented a paper titled, “Confronting the Wounds of Colonialism through Words.” The conference was held in State College, Pa.