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Lecture: What the Museum World Taught Me About Being Indigenous by Jaclyn Roessel

Sep 17, 6:30 PM–7:30 PM

John L. Santikos Auditorium

Ticket Price: Free

Add to Calendar 9/17/2019 6:30 PM 9/17/2019 7:30 PM America/Chicago Lecture: What the Museum World Taught Me About Being Indigenous by Jaclyn Roessel

Roessel shares lessons garnered from her fifteen-year long career in the museum field and how arts organizations and individuals can rise to the challenge of advocating and educating the public about the contributions and cultures of Indigenous peoples today. Roessel illustrates the opportunities to create culturally relevant content to aid in achieving cultural justice and working toward equity and healing in American Indian communties.

Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Seating is limited and first come, first served.


About Jaclyn Roessel

Born and raised on the Navajo Nation Jaclyn Roessel is an alumna from Arizona State University and the inaugural recipient of the Arizona Humanities Rising Star Award in 2013, which is given to young professionals whose work elevates the importance of humanities in the community. She's been named one of Phoenix 100 Creatives You Should Know. Roessel has worked in the museum field for over a decade confirming her belief in the power of utilizing cultural learning as a tool to engage and build stronger Native communities.

Roessel is the president of Grownup Navajo, a company dedicated to sharing how Native American teachings and values are tools to help build greater cultural competency in society. Roessel most recently served as the Director of Decolonizing Initiatives at the San Diego Museum of Man. Through all her work, Roessel aims to expand her work to further inspire Native people to use their traditional knowledge as a catalyst to create change in our communities today. She lives with her husband in Santa Ana Pueblo in New Mexico.

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Roessel shares lessons garnered from her fifteen-year long career in the museum field and how arts organizations and individuals can rise to the challenge of advocating and educating the public about the contributions and cultures of Indigenous peoples today. Roessel illustrates the opportunities to create culturally relevant content to aid in achieving cultural justice and working toward equity and healing in American Indian communties.

Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Seating is limited and first come, first served.


About Jaclyn Roessel

Born and raised on the Navajo Nation Jaclyn Roessel is an alumna from Arizona State University and the inaugural recipient of the Arizona Humanities Rising Star Award in 2013, which is given to young professionals whose work elevates the importance of humanities in the community. She's been named one of Phoenix 100 Creatives You Should Know. Roessel has worked in the museum field for over a decade confirming her belief in the power of utilizing cultural learning as a tool to engage and build stronger Native communities.

Roessel is the president of Grownup Navajo, a company dedicated to sharing how Native American teachings and values are tools to help build greater cultural competency in society. Roessel most recently served as the Director of Decolonizing Initiatives at the San Diego Museum of Man. Through all her work, Roessel aims to expand her work to further inspire Native people to use their traditional knowledge as a catalyst to create change in our communities today. She lives with her husband in Santa Ana Pueblo in New Mexico.

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