Best known as the author of the popular children’s book Meet Mindy: A Native Girl of the Southwest, Susan Secakuku also is an independent consultant on Hopi cultural issues and development of cultural tourism initiatives. Secakuku grew up on the Hopi Reservation and is a member of the Hopi Butterfly Clan. She received her B.S. from Arizona State University and her M.A. in Museum Studies from George Washington University. For six years she worked at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. Secakuku is a curator of Katsinas in Hopi Life, an exhibition of over 180 katsina dolls at the Autry National Center, Los Angeles, California.
This workshop is aligned with TEKS and will provide teachers with invaluable insights into teaching Native American cultures to students of different ages. Teachers at all levels are welcome to participate. Lunch will be provided. Six (6) CPE hours in the areas of English Language Arts, Social Studies and Fine Arts will be awarded for this workshop. Gifted and Talented CPE hours may be approved by select school districts. To see if your district has approved this workshop for G/T credit hours, please contact Elena Ivanova, Chief Educator, firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 409-886-2787. Space is limited. Applications are due by June 12, 2012. Applications are available at starkculturalvenues.org/starkmuseum, or at the Museum’s Information Desk during open hours. For additional information, please contact Elena Ivanova.