For educators, community members, or anyone wanting to know more about our native neighbors in South Carolina!
In this workshop, participants will learn how to integrate native history into lessons and will be led through some cultural sensitivity training using Smithsonian resources. This workshop will be led by members of Indigenize SC Rebecca Fecher, History Instructor at Alamance Community College, member of the Waccamaw Tribe, and Sara Rich, Assistant Professor, Anthropology and Geography at Coastal Carolina University.
This is an educational workshop and will consist of breakout sessions with our presenters and members of the community!
Rebecca Fecher is an Assistant Professor of history at Alamance Community College with a focus on indigenous and early American history. As a member of the Waccamaw Indian People of South Carolina, Rebecca brings a unique perspective to her work. She is a full-time history instructor at Alamance Community College, where she shares her expertise with students. In addition to her teaching responsibilities, Sarah is involved in numerous historic projects and Indigenize SC, where she applies her knowledge and skills to preserve and promote indigenous history and early American history.
Dr. Sara Rich is Assistant Professor of Honors at Coastal Carolina University, where she teaches courses on colonialism, visual culture, and maritime archaeology. She is an art historian, archaeologist, artist, and author. She is also a member of the Waccamaw Indian People and is the Chair of the Indigenize SC Education Task Force.
Indigenize SC Education Task Force
Mission and Vision Statement
Works to enhance the educational experience of young South Carolinians by providing educators with historically accurate and socially responsible information on Indigenous Americans in this state and beyond. Indigenous Americans are the peoples native to the Americas, whose ancestors lived in these lands prior to European colonization. By better integrating Indigenous histories and cultures in K-12 curricula, young Native students can recognize themselves in their own education, and all students can learn the values of shared governance, cultural resilience, conviviality, and land stewardship that are essential to combat the environmental and social injustices of today.
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Add to Calendar2023-10-03 17:30:002023-10-03 19:00:00Who Are Our Native Neighbors? featuring Indigenize SC
A virtual workshop featuring members from Indigenize SC!