Webinar Resource: Respectful Partnerships with Indigenous Peoples

Dr. Sally Thompson has spent nearly forty years working with the native tribes of the West. Trained as an anthropologist at the University of Colorado, she has worked in Montana as an archaeologist, ethnographer, and ethnohistorian. As founder and director of the Regional Learning Project at the University of Montana (2001-2010), Sally oversaw a team of specialists developing curriculum resources on regional history, geography and culture.

As colleges and universities attempt to better connect with Native American populations, we need some guiding frameworks. Sally Thompson led an interactive discussion about how her work was transformed by working with native populations. She shared her story and the lessons she learned along the way, in hopes of leaving participants with some practical tips that can guide their work with indigenous populations.
The webinar recording and slides can be found below.

Dr. Thompson recommends the authors below on the subject. If you have any additional comments about the webinar or the following authors’ works, you are encouraged to leave a comment below.

  • Louise Erdrich
  • James Welch (Fools Crow)
  • Sherman Alexie
  • M Scott Momaday
  • Elizabeth Cook Lynn
  • Vine Deloria, Jr.
  • Dorothea M. Susag (Roots and Branches: A Resource of Native American Literature)
  • Kent Nerburn (Neither Wolf Nor Dog)
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