- Dec 05 2023
- 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Seminar: Native Voices in STEM
Culture, Education and Water Sovereinty in Southern California Tribal Communities
This professional seminar series invites Native scientists, engineers, activists, community members and leaders to share their personal and professional journeys, providing inspiration to the next generation of change makers. The speaker series is co-sponsored by the University of Arizona Indigenous Resilience Center, the University of Arizona-Sloan Indigenous Graduate Partnership, the University of Arizona Water Resources Research Center and the University of Arizona Office of Societal Impact.
The December 5th seminar speaker will be Dr. Vincent Whipple. Dr. Whipple is an American Indian Educator from the Lakota/Sioux and Dine’/Navajo Tribes. His experience in higher education and Native American Studies includes roles with Cal State Long Beach, San Diego State University, Cal State San Bernardino, and Cal Poly Pomona. Dr. Whipple has worked extensively with Southern California tribal nations and Native organizations for over 25 years. He is a performing artist and has been the Artistic Director for the Wichozani Native American Dance & Theater Company, a Southern California based Indigenous theater company, since 1991. Dr. Whipple received his academic degrees from Fielding Graduate University (Doctor of Education), UCLA (Masters in American Indian Studies), and Harvard University (Bachelors in Anthropology).