A.P.E.X. Events Presents Taté Walker

Published: October 27, 2020 | Category: Special Events

A.P.E.X. Events presents Taté Walker=A.P.E.X. Events is happy to welcome Taté Walker on November 5 at 11:30 a.m. in Southern Utah University's Great Hall. A Miniconjou Lakota and citizen of the Cheyenne River Sioux tribe of South Dakota, Walker is the author and activist of Thunder Thighs & Trickster Vibes, and “Writes, rights, and Riots” on issues of cultural competency, anti-racism and inclusive community building.

“The thread that has emerged in the fall A.P.E.X. Events of storytelling and community building continues with Taté’s visit," said Dr. Lynn Vartan, director of A.P.E.X. Events at SUU. "Join us as we explore the constructs of race, gender, activism and the cultural landscape of the indigenous peoples.”

Walker is a Lakota storyteller, feminist activist, blogger, photographer, and social services professional who promotes cultural competency and inclusion for professionals in the workplace. They received their Bachelor of Arts in English-Communications from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado in 2004, and their Masters of Science in Administration from the University of South Dakota in 2013. Their experience includes more than 12 years as a professional multimedia journalist. They are the editor of Native Peoples magazine, which provides an international audience with fair and accurate representations of Indigenous perspectives and experiences in ways that educate, entertain and empower through journalistic storytelling.

They spent eight years within the social services sector in the fields of juvenile justice, civil rights, and youth and family advocacy. This, combined with their personal, professional and academic research in the areas of Native American identity and stereotypes, poverty, health, and sexuality, make Taté a dynamic and powerful speaker.

They are a banner-waving Two Spirit feminist, Indigenous rights activist, and a published and award-winning storyteller for outlets like Everyday Feminism, Feminist Humanist Alliance, Native Peoples magazine, and Indian Country Today. Taté uses their 15 years of experience working for daily newspapers, social justice organizations, and tribal education systems to organize students and professionals around issues of critical cultural competency, anti-racism/anti-bias, and inclusive community building.

A.P.E.X. Events is SUU’s premier weekly lecture series, with speakers and presenters invited from all areas of the world. While on campus, guests are invited to interact with students and faculty in multiple ways, with opportunities to connect and network in vast areas of scholarship. All A.P.E.X. events are free and open to the public.

This semester, A.P.E.X. Event presentations will also be streamed live via Zoom. Join the event virtually at https://suu-edu.zoom.us/j/95861182001?pwd=U2NpZnhNR1NDMGtndWt0RVNSNEJLZz09.


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Contact Information:

Lynn Vartan, director of A.P.E.X. Events
vartan@suu.edu