Native Americans are often misrepresented in the classroom, which reinforces stereotypes and contributes to racism.
Dr. Kayla Lewis is a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation and professor of literacy at Missouri State University.
In July 2022, Lewis spoke about the need for newer, more accurate literature to improve the representation of Native Americans in the classroom.
Upcoming keynote speech
Learn more about Lewis’ work by attending her speech at 5 p.m. Nov. 14 at the PSU, Room MCR PSU 101.
She will talk about culturally authentic representations of Native Americans in children’s literature and K-12 curriculum.