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Office of Diversity and Inclusion Manager Heather Kind Keppel has been spreading awareness of the adversities that American Indians face in the education system as well as the work force. She has presented all over the United States and has recently been appointed as the chair of the Native American Network. Heather has also been retained as a planning team member for Richland's annual Diversity and Globalization Conference in Decatur, Ill. Her most recent presentations include
College Student Educators International in Indianapolis, IN
"American Indians Within Reach: Have you ever worked with a real American Indian?"
"American Indians Not Included: Social Justice Educations Omitted Group"
WIEA, Wisconsin Indian Education Association in Bayfield, WI
NASAI, Native American Student Advocacy Institute in Albuquerque, NM
Co-presenting: "NCANHE: Working Session on Standards of Practice in Native Student Services"
National Convention on Race and Ethnicity (NCORE) in Indianapolis, IN
Co-presenting: "The Unveiling of NCANHE: The National Coalition for the Advancement of Natives in Higher Education"