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September 22, 2020

Free civics webinar to address Indian sovereignty and the US Constitution

Submitted by Patrice Scott

David E. Wilkins

The K-State College of Education's Center for Social Studies Education is co-sponsoring a free seven-week "Power to the People" webinar series through Oct. 29 for educators and concerned citizens that addresses some of the most challenging issues in American society.  

Join us for this week's webinar "The Power of Indian Sovereignty" at 6:30 p.m. CDT Thursday, Sept. 24. David E. Wilkins, professor and E. Clairborne Robins distinguished professor in leadership studies at the University of Richmond, will address Native American sovereignty in the American constitutional system. Advanced registration is required. 

Wilkins asserts this subject is not sufficiently covered in most schools and wrote about it in depth in his book "Blood Struggle: The Rise of Modern Indian Nations."   

In the upcoming sessions, subject matter experts will address voting rights, monuments and flags, the Nineteenth Amendment, free speech and social movements for change. The series is designed for civics, government and U.S. history teachers who want to better understand these issues; however, the public is invited to attend.