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January 28, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

“An Imperfect Path: A Reckoning for Land Grant Universities in this Moment of Equity” presented by:


  • Aaron Bird Bear, UW Tribal Relations Director, Office of University Relations and Division of Extension
  • Omar Poler, UW Indigenous Education Coordinator in the Provost’s office, American Indian Curriculum Services (SOE)

We welcome Aaron Bird Bear and Omar Poler to kick off our Alliance speaker series, a bi-monthly presentation that aims to lift more voices, as we actively listen. In doing so, we hope to continue to build our shared context, language and humanity in this equity and justice work.

Have questions about decolonization? Tribal relations? UW policies on the horizon? Actions to support? Please submit your questions for our speakers to Jessica Arendas ( by January 25, 2021.

Meeting format:

  • 12pm – Welcome and introduction
  • 12:05 – Speaker presentation
  • 12:40 – Open discussion with speakers
  • 1:00 – Discussion ends
  • 1:00 – 1:30 – Alliance open forum

Feel free to invite a colleague to this discussion by forwarding this invitation, all are welcome!



January 28, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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