NASX 515: Native Food Systems
Fall Semesters: in-person
Spring Semesters: Online only
3 Credits, Graduate Level
Fall 2023 instructor: Nicki Jimenez
Spring 2024 instructor: Dr. Jennifer Santry
Fall 2024 instructor: Dr. Kristin Ruppel
Course co-convenes with NASX 415
Reading for this course may include, but are not limited to:
*Resource and materials list subject to change. Check with the instructor before purchasing books!*
Jennifer Santry is a citizen of Choctaw Nation and Sicangu Lakota, Mdewakanton Dakota, and Yankton Dakota. She has been involved in food advocacy and education for the last 20 years. Jen has a doctorate in Educational Sustainability, a M.A. in Nonprofit Management, and a B.S. in Zoology. Through Lakota stories and relationships with food, she is collectively addressing the need for cultural preservation and land-based knowledge in sustainable agriculture education. Jen also teaches for UMASS Amherst and Peninsula College. She’s invovled in a number of collaborative projects that include working directly with SW and PNW Tribes in climat change planning and Native youth engagement.
Kristin Ruppel holds a Ph.D. in Anthropology from Columbia University, New York. Her major field of interest is ethnoecology, with an emphasis on the ways in which colonial and post‐colonial institutions influence the life experiences of Indigenous and non‐Indigenous peoples alike. Her research has focused on American Indian allotted landowners, largely because of the enduring relationships formed during her own graduate school days with Indian allottees and their advocates.Her first book, Unearthing Indian Land: Living With the Legacies of Allotment, was published in 2008 by The University of Arizona Press.
Tuition and Fees
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For course information: Please contact Erika Ross at [email protected].