Community Read is a monthly reading and journaling group hosted by the School of Medicine's Office of Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion; American Indian Resource Center (AIRC); Native American Research Internship (NARI); Office of the Associate Vice President for Health Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion; and the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library.
This summer's June and July series will focus on "Heart Berries" by Terese Marie Mailhot -- a powerful, poetic memoir of an Indigenous woman's coming of age on the Seabird Island Band in the Pacific Northwest.
CHAPTERS 8 & 9
July 13 | 12 - 1 PM MDT | Facilitator: Harold "Chuck" Foster
The Zoom link will be provided to those who register. CME credit is available for this series, as is attendance credit for Nursing and Dental faculty.
HAROLD "CHUCK" FOSTER
Diné | American Indian Education Specialist, Title VI Programs, Utah State Board of Education
Dr. Chuck Foster was born and raised on the Navajo Reservation in northern Arizona. He has 44 years of education experience, both as a teacher and a school administrator. He is also former collegiate athlete and a former high school cross-country and track & field coach.
He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Arizona and Doctorate Degree from Brigham Young University. His doctoral dissertation entitled “The Learning Style Differences of Navajo and Caucasian Students on and near the Navajo Reservation in northern Arizona and New Mexico” is used as a foundational study among many American Indian Educators. Most of his professional work is associated with education to infuse Native language and culture into the context of teaching and learning and the development of American Indian curriculum. He presently serves as the American Indian Education Specialist, Title VI Program, at the Utah State Board of Education.
He has four adult children and four grandchildren. He and his wife Marie of 45 years reside in Orem, Utah. Chuck’s father is also a Navajo Code Talker where most of his inspiration and desire originated to become an educator.
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