Book Circle

Spring 2024 Book Circle


Are you interested in ethically integrating Indigenous knowledge into your curriculum, but aren’t sure where to start?


The Native American Studies Department, Center for Teaching and Learning, Office of Sustainability, and Office of the Provost have partnered to host a faculty book circle focused on intersections of Indigenous Knowledge and environmentalism. In this book circle, we engage with texts by Indigenous scholars and discuss how to incorporate Indigenous knowledge and praxis into our work in ethical and sustainable ways. This semester’s Book Circle will run from February 21 - March 27, 2024, and weekly meetings will be held on Wednesdays from 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM on Zoom.

This fall, we will be reading Carbon Sovereignty: Coal, Development, and Energy Transition in the Navajo Nation by Dr. Andrew Curley (Diné). Book circle will be facilitated by Dr. Kaitlin Reed, Cal Poly Humboldt’s TEK Faculty Fellow. Copies of the book will be provided to all participants.

This book circle is an opportunity for faculty at Cal Poly Humboldt to remain at the cutting edge of sustainability, social justice, and community environmental research. All disciplines are invited to creatively engage with this challenge. Faculty engagement with this book circle will help Cal Poly Humboldt maintain its leadership within the CSU system as a campus that continues to bridge the social sciences and STEM.

If you are interested in participating, please register for the book circle at