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Portrait of Meixi Ng

Learning Through the Land: How Indigenous Knowledge Can Shape Schools

Postdoctoral fellow Meixi began her work this spring at the Department of American Indian Studies. As she learns more about Minnesota through the people and the landscape, she is excited for the opportunities to work within the community. Her work focuses on connecting with communities and designing educational systems that incorporate Indigenous knowledge in subjects like math and science.
Vicente M. Diaz

Where Islands Move

Vincente Diaz, professor of American Indian studies, is originally from Guam, and was drawn to the University of Minnesota partly because of the region’s canoe culture. “The more you learn about voyaging, the more you realize that truth and knowledge are just conventions of certain peoples,” Diaz says.