October 17, 2019
Special Episode: Qualitative Methodology
Using a game/dating show style, five PhD students draw from theoretical and research design by sharing their insight on two methodologies, phenomenology and grounded theory. Domonique Crosby, Kari Deswood, Douglas Lee, Abbey Racelis, and Joanne Engler are second-year doctoral students in the PhD. Higher Ed. Leadership Program through Colorado State University. To learn more about their program, visit https://www.online.colostate.edu/degrees/higher-education-leadership-phd/
July 29, 2019
In podcast episode 123, Dakota Kay (Navajo) and I talk about two of his experiences when he was homeless so he could save money to attend college and graduate school. He also talks about playing football at Fort Lewis College. Lastly, he talks about how a student would apply to schools to become a physical therapist. Visit his Facebook for the story he wrote about his experiences.
Dakota's email for speaking engagements: firstname.lastname@example.org
July 8, 2019
In podcast episode 122, Kelvin Dan (Navajo) and I talk about when he became interested in pursuing a medical degree. He also talks about the process of becoming a medical doctor. Dr. Dan also explains the challenges he faces being a minority in the medical field. Lastly, Kelvin talks about how he balances his traditional Navajo beliefs and practicing medicine.
May 13, 2019
In a special podcast episode, Kari L. Deswood (Navajo) shares what she has learned in her doctoral educational research course and explains how her research lens has evolved since starting her PhD program. Kari talks about the importance of decolonizing dominant systems and centering the voices of research participants and their communities. Kari is an Assistant Professor at San Juan College in Farmington, NM. She is wrapping up her first year as a doctoral student in CSU’s Higher Educational Leadership Program. If you want to share your research or educational journey, contact me!
Ahmed, S. (2006). Queer phenomenology: Orientations, objects, others.
Fine, M. (2018). Just research in contentious times: Widening the methodological imagination.
Patel, L. (2016). Decolonizing educational research: From ownership to answerability.
Smith, L. T. (2012). Decolonizing methodologies: Research and indigenous peoples
Wilder, C. S. (2013). Ebony and ivy: Race, slavery, and the troubled history of America’s universities.
May 1, 2019
In podcast episode 121, Rashaan Ramone (Navajo) and I talk about the history of the Fenders band. We also talk about how he started playing in the family band. Rashaan also talks about stepping up into the music scene when a member of the band did not show up. This young man has an amazing music perspective.
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April 28, 2019
In podcast episode 120, Ryan Benally (Navajo) and I talk about the issues surrounding the Bears Ears National Monument. Ryan was recently appointed to serve on the Bears Ears National Monument Advisory Committee. Ryan also serves on the San Juan County Economic Development Committee and the Utah Navajo Trust Fund-Dine Advisory Committee.
Ryan can be contacted at Ryan1_84534@yahoo.com
April 21, 2019
In podcast episode 119, Peter Deswood III (Navajo) answers questions about the red tape or bureaucracy to starting a business on the Navajo reservation and other questions about issues related to Navajo people.
April 17, 2019
In podcast episode 118, Peter Deswood III (Navajo) answers questions about issues and life on reservations.
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April 3, 2019
In podcast episode 117, Marisa Mike (Navajo) and I talk about the clothing and design business she started. Marisa explains the ups and downs of running a business on and off the reservation and the support she has received from Change Labs (NABIN). Marisa is one of the sponsors of the ARIZE Fashion show in Tuba City, AZ that is held on April 5-6, 2019.
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March 31, 2019
In podcast episode 116, Zefren Anderson (Navajo) dialogs with me about how he started weaving. He also shares some of the history of Navajo weaving and the different types of rug textiles. Zefren is part of the Dine be Iina-The Navajo Lifeway group.
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