Leary to present at conference, and speak at White House-sponsored session
It will be a busy weekend for Assistant Prof. JP Leary, who will be in La Crosse presenting with students at an indigenous education conference before delivering the closing remarks at a White House listening session Sunday afternoon. Leary and three students from his First Nations Studies 372 class will take the stage Friday and Saturday at the Widening the Circle Indigenous Education Conference, facilitating discussion of the documentary film “The Thick Dark Fog” and presenting their oral history project with the Cante Sica and Autry foundations. Leary also will moderate a panel and present a sectional session on Friday. After the conference wraps up Saturday, Leary on Sunday will offer closing remarks for the U.S. Department of Education’s White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education Listening Session, also being held in La Crosse.