SUNY Potsdam prof honored with 2016 Educator of the Year Award from Native American Indian Association of NY
POTSDAM -- SUNY Potsdam Professor of Anthropology Dr. Susan Stebbins was honored with the 2016 Educator of the Year Award by the Native American Indian Association of New York.
New York has the tenth largest number of Native peoples in the United States.The Educator of the Year Award is presented at the association's annual meeting to someone who has shown a commitment to the education of Native American students, and has also contributed to the overall knowledge of Native peoples in New York.
Stebbins has been a member of the SUNY Potsdam Department of Anthropology since 1992, where she has taught about cultural anthropology, religion, magic and witchcraft, as well as many classes focusing on Native Americans, including coursework about Indian images and women in Native America.
Her research stretches from the historical, looking at the traditional roles of Iroquois women, to the contemporary, including Native American education and a study about a political protest at the Massena-Cornwall International Bridge.
Stebbins is the author of the textbook, "Native Peoples of North America," an introduction to the Native peoples of what are now the United States and Canada, focusing on presenting both historical and contemporary information from anthropological categories such as language, kinship, economic and political organization, religion, spirituality and art.
The textbook is available for free, via Open SUNY, and can be accessed by anyone worldwide at www.textbooks.opensuny.org/native-peoples-of-north-america.