Indigenous People’s Day ASM

Monday, October 12, 2020

Megan Red Shirt-Shaw

INDIGENOUS rights Activist, Educator, writer and the Director of Native Student Services at the University of South Dakota

Megan Red Shirt-Shaw, founder of the online literary publication Natives in America, will be joining us for All School Meeting in honor of Indigenous People’s Day, Monday, October 12 at 10:15 am. An activist, writer and college admissions specialist, Megan is passionate about Indigenous rights issues, college admissions, and greater Native presence in media and higher education. In her quest to empower young people to use their voices for the issues they care about in their communities, Megan founded the Natives in America online literary publication for Native American, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian youth to amplify their voices in America.

Megan is also a gifted writer and has been published on Huffington Post, ThinkProgress, Racialicious, Model View Culture, and Last Real Indians. An inspiring speaker, she has presented at colleges and universities as well as conferences nationwide. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania in English and her Masters from the Harvard Graduate School of Education in Higher Education where she was co-chair of FIERCE — Future Indigenous Educators Resisting Colonial Education.

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