Episode 171: Teaching the Chickasaw Nation with Alexis Walker

In episode 171, Dan and Michael chat with educator Alexis Walker (Chickasaw) about the Chickasaw Nation and how educators can teach through their people. 

Transcript 

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Books, Articles and Other Amazing Resources

  1. Chickasaw Nation website: https://chickasaw.net/
  2. Battle of Ackia: https://www.chickasaw.tv/videos/ackia-the-ill-fated-french-attacks
  3. Hopewell Treaty of 1786: https://www.chickasaw.tv/episodes/our-history-is-world-history-season-2-episode-4-treaty-of-hopewell-a-broken-promise
  4. For more on the McGirt v. Oklahoma Supreme Court  case, Dan highly recommends season 1 of the This Land podcast with Rebecca Nagle (Cherokee).
  5. Rosetta Stone: https://www.chickasaw.tv/series/rosetta-stone-chickasaw
  6. Chickasaw TV: https://www.chickasaw.tv/
  7. Chickasaw Cultural Center: https://www.chickasawculturalcenter.com/
  8. Douglas Johnston featuring Darrell Walker (a.k.a Alexis’ dad): https://www.chickasaw.tv/videos/oeta-winter-fire-episode-3-douglas-johnston

Biography

Alexis Walker is a member of the Chickasaw Nation in Ada, Oklahoma. She currently works as a Career Counselor for the Toksali SMART Program through the Chickasaw Nation. Prior to this position she taught 2nd grade for three years. She graduated from East Central University in 2018 with a Bachelor of Science in Education with a major in Elementary Education. She graduated from University of North Texas in May of 2021 with a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction. Alexis is passionate about indigenious studies and most of her work in her Master’s program focused on accurate representation of Native Americans in public school curriculum.

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