Humboldt State University

Kishan Lara-Cooper

Department Chair/Professor
707.826.5853
kdl2@humboldt.edu

Distinguished Faculty

Kamtem-IndigenousKnowledge.com

Joy, Art, and Healing Writer's Series

Current Courses:

AIE 340  Instructional Practices

AIE 330  History of American Indian Education

CD 499  Directed Study in Child Development

 

Current Department Activities:

Ka’m-t’em: Next Steps for K-12 Educators

ACES Aware Grant- Trainings for Medical Professionals

Ka’m-t’em Speaker Series

Elementary Subject Matter Curriculum 

Identity, Family, and Community as Antidotes for Historical and Race-Based Trauma- with Dr. Meenal Rana

 

Current Community Partner Activities:

Career and College Readiness, Yurok Tribe

Administration of Justice, Public Safety and Response, College of the Redwoods

Mental Health Prevention and Early Suicide Intervention, Two Feathers Native American Family Services

Department of Health and Human Services, Child Welfare Services

Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health

California Landscape Stewardship Network

California Department of Education- American Indian Education Oversight Committee

https://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/ai/re/aiecommittee.asp

 

Selected Publications:

Lara-Cooper, K., Juan, C., Colegrove, E., Gensaw, T., & Ammon, G. (In Press). “In the Telling and

            In the Listening, Humanity Meets”: Youth Testimonials of Resilience. In Hilary Weaver,

            Routledge Handbook of International Indigenous Resiliency. New York: Routledge.

Lara-Cooper, K. & Lara, W. (Eds.) (2019). Ka’mte’m: A Journey toward Healing. Temecula, 

Ca: Great Oak Press.

Lara, W. & Lara-Cooper, K. (2019). Across the Lagoon: The Inspiration behind the Northwest 

Indian Cemetery Protection Association (NICPA). In Kishan Lara-Cooper and Walt Lara, Ka’mte’m: A Journey Toward Healing. Temecula, CA: Great Oak Press. 

Lara, W. & Lara-Cooper, K. (2019). Fish Wars on the Klamath River. In Kishan Lara-Cooper 

and Walt Lara, Ka’mte’m: A Journey Toward Healing. Temecula, CA: Great Oak Press. 

Lara-Cooper, K. (2019). “More than a Boat”: Bias, Institutional Frameworks, and Testimonial 

Injustice. In Kishan Lara-Cooper and Walt Lara, Ka’mte’m: A Journey Toward Healing. 

Temecula, CA: Great Oak Press. 

Lara-Cooper, K. (2017). Creating a Space for Indigenous Knowledge: A Multilogical View of 

Giftedness. In Joely Proudfit, On Indian Ground: A Return to Indigenous Knowledge- 

Generating Hope, Leadership, and Sovereignty Through Education (pp 1-18). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

Lara-Cooper, K. (2017). Protecting the Treasure: A History of Indigenous Education in 

California. In Joely Proudfit, On Indian Ground: A Return to Indigenous Knowledge- 

Generating Hope, Leadership, and Sovereignty Through Education (pp 137-156). 

Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

Lara-Cooper, K. & Cooper, S. (2016). “Our Culture is not a Costume”: The Influences of 

Stereotypes on School-Age Children. Wicazo Sa Review, 31 (2), 56-68.

Trinidad Rancheria, Yurok Elder’s Wisdom Preservation Project, and Lara-Cooper, K. (2016). 

Re-chok’ ne’-ohl-we-yoch. Trinidad, Ca: Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Trinidad Rancheria, Yurok Elder’s Wisdom Preservation Project, and Lara-Cooper, K. (2016). 

Kues tue ‘n-uuek. Trinidad, Ca: Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Trinidad Rancheria, Yurok Elder’s Wisdom Preservation Project, and Lara-Cooper, K. (2016). 

Hoo-loh. Trinidad, Ca: Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Trinidad Rancheria, Yurok Elder’s Wisdom Preservation Project, and Lara-Cooper, K. (2016). 

Kues Keech Roh? Trinidad, Ca: Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Trinidad Rancheria, Yurok Elder’s Wisdom Preservation Project, and Lara-Cooper, K. (2016). 

Kues tue hoo-re-mes? Trinidad, Ca: Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Trinidad Rancheria, Yurok Elder’s Wisdom Preservation Project, and Lara-Cooper, K. (2016). 

Keech Ney-gehl. Trinidad, Ca: Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Lara-Cooper, K. (2014). K’winya’nya:n-ma’awhiniw: Creating a Space for Indigenous 

Knowledge in the Classroom. Journal of American Indian Education, 53 (1), 3-22.

Lara, K. (2008). Pick up the Basket. Wicazo Sa Review, 23 (2), 103-104.