Indigenous Running: Modern Opportunity Defined by Ancestral Endurance


Start Date: Sep 04, 2020 - 10:00am

Location: Presented via Zoom

On Friday, September 4 at 10 am, Dustin Martin from Wings of America presented his talk Indigenous Running: Modern Opportunity Defined by Ancestral Endurance  via Zoom as part of the Department of Anthropology Colloquia Speaker Series .

 A member of the Navajo Nation and proud Wings of America alumnus, Dustin Martin joined the organization in October of 2011. After completing an NCAA Division-I running career and graduating summa cum laude with a degree in anthropology from Columbia University, he was eager to return to the southwest to begin giving back to the organization and culture that opened so many doors for him. Serving nearly six years as program director before being promoted to his current position, Dustin continues to wear many hats to make sure the "Wings Family" is taken care of.

Hosted by the Department of Anthropology and the Alfonso Ortiz Center for Intercultural Studies, the Department Colloquia Speaker Series will be held virtually via Zoom on Fridays at 10 am.  Upcoming speakers include (more details forthcoming): 

Sept 11            Stephanie Fox                       UNM 
Sept 18            John Lucy                              U Chicago 
Sept 25            April Kamp-Whittaker            UNM 
Oct 2               Barbara Meek                         Michigan 
Oct 9               Shamsi Berry                         Western Michigan 
Oct 16             Manvir Singh                          Harvard 
Oct 23             Milena Carvalho                     UNM 
Dec 4               Helen Davis                           Harvard 
Dec 11             Amanda Lea                          Princeton