A Shared Partnership between the Navajo Nation and Fielding Graduate University with Guests Barbara Mink, Ed.D. and Miranda Haskie, Ed.D.
The below podcast episode of Speaking of Education features a conversation with Dr. Barbara Mink and Dr. Miranda Haskie about a partnership between Fielding Graduate University and the Navajo Nation. The conversation explores how this partnership came about, its purpose, and how our two guest speakers have been involved in it. In addition, we discuss the Navajo Nation’s Department of Education and its efforts, not simply to preserve Navajo culture, but to keep it alive and flourishing. Together with Kathy Tiner, they wrote and edited the book, The Future of Navajo Education, published by Fielding University Press, available now on Amazon.
Dr. Barbara Mink is the Dean of School Leadership Studies at Fielding Graduate University. She is a professor of sociology at the Navajo Nation’s Diné College. As a faculty member of the Social and Behavioral Sciences Department at Diné College, Dr. Miranda Haskie strives to enhance student understanding of the sociology discipline through a Navajo sociological lens. In addition, Dr. Haskie leads the Diné College Navajo Oral History project in collaboration with Winona State University.