Education Event, Professional Development, Virtual Event     

Maps and Meanings



Thursday, March 11, 2021
4PM – 5:30PM

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This talk will focus on helping educators think more critically and deeply about maps and space and further contextualize the Geography of Indigenous Oregon portion of the Oregon Historical Society’s Experience Oregon curriculum. The goal is to better understand what maps tells us, how they reflect and create our worlds, and identify how they can mislead us. The presentation will center discussion on Indigenous geographies in relation to maps and map making.

Ability Accommodation Information

This event provides the following accommodations:

  • Handicap Accessible

Natchee Barnd is an associate professor of Ethnic Studies and Native American Studies at Oregon State University. Dr. Barnd earned his degrees from UC San Diego, UCLA, and Sonoma State University, with pit stops at the University of New Mexico and the U.S. Department of Education in Washington, D.C. He is a comparative and critical ethnic studies scholar interested in the intersections between ethnic studies, cultural geography, and Indigenous studies. Dr. Barnd’s research focuses on issues of race, space, and Indigenous geographies. He is the author of Native Space: Geographic Strategies to Unsettle Settler Colonialism (2017), and numerous articles and chapters. He is working on a new book called People’s Guide to PDX and Beyond.

Natchee Barnd

Please note that this program is for educators only. This is part one of a three-workshop series; there will be 8 PDUs available by request after the completion of modules 1 and module 2 and participating in this guest presentation. After registering for module 1 (which you can do here), you will automatically be registered for module 2 and this guest presentation by Natchee Barnd.

Educators are also invited to register here if they are interested in attending ONLY the guest speaker presentation with Natchee Barnd; attendees will be eligible for 2 PDU credits.

Workshop Schedule

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Oregon Heritage Commission and Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, and by the PGE Foundation.

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