Self, World, and Community in Relation to Past, Present, and Future: An Indigenous Perspective
Thursday, April 6, 2023, 5 pm to 6:30 pm
112 Oelman Hall
Shelly M. Corbin (Takóni Kókipešni) is Mnicoujou/Itapizco - Lakota & Kinichii’nii Dine’ – Navajo, born and raised in North Central South Dakota on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation. She has served over 15 years in the military and continues to serve in the Ohio Air National Guard. She is the Campaign Representative for the Beyond Dirty Fuels Campaign at Sierra Club focusing on oil and gas infrastructure and waste related issues of the fracking industry across Ohio. A graduate of Kent State University with a degree in Public Health Education and Promotion, she has assisted communities working to prevent substance misuse and promote mental health wellness through education, outreach, and community empowerment. Currently Shelly is involved in creating physical and spiritual spaces that reconnect people with the land, each other, and themselves. She maintains relationships with indigenous and community leaders to share life experiences to remember, to feel, and create memories that lead to a better future.
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