Dr. Bethany Redbird is the School Community Relations Director for the Ho-Chunk Nation Department of Education. Her division works collaboratively with school districts and parents/guardians to address the unique educational needs of Native American students. She has over 6 years of experience providing professional development opportunities that promote diversity, equity and the inclusion of Native American ways of knowing and learning within school curricula and classrooms. Bethany is a nationally trained Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity (SEED) facilitator, and has been co-facilitating SEED groups for 5 years. She currently resides in Black River Falls, WI, with her spouse, two of their children and their rescue dogs. As the spouse and mother of Ho-Chunk tribal members, Bethany had dedicated her career to promoting equity and inclusion within her local school district and community, as well as many other districts and communities within Wisconsin.
Dr. Marcus Lewis is the founder and owner of Key Change Consulting, LLC, an enrolled member of the Ho-Chunk Nation, and an African American descendant of Cameroonain and Bantu peoples. He has worked in diversity and equity for over ten years. As a nationally trained Seeking Educational Equity and Diverity (SEED) facilitator and education leader, Dr. Lewis has dedicated his career to working in higher administration, Native American education, and inclusive advocacy. He has presented at the national, state, and local levels about educational equity, social justice, and Native American education.