Dr. Martin Reinhardt Bio Page

Dr. Martin Reinhardt, Ph.D. (Anishinaabe Ojibway)

Senior Level Project Consultant for Bowman Performance Consulting, LLC

Dr. Martin Reinhardt holds a Ph.D. from The Pennsylvania State University in Educational Leadership (2004). He also has a M.A. from Central Michigan University in Sociology (1998) and a B.S. from Lake Superior State University in Sociology (1994). For more than 20 years, Dr. Reinhardt has studied the intersection of tribal and public educational policy and programming in the United States. His in- depth knowledge of history, tribal treaty rights, and contemporary tribal and public education policy make him a subject matter expert for American Indian education in public and tribal contexts. Currently, Dr. Reinhardt is a tenured associate professor and Chair of Native American Studies at Northern Michigan University. He regularly consults with Tribal Education Departments, the Tribal Educational Departments National Assembly, and other national non-profit, public, and tribal agencies regarding American Indian education, educational leadership, and educational policy on behalf of American Indian students. Dr. Reinhardt brings his unique and experienced treaty, historical, and educational perspectives to BPC projects.

Dr. Martin Reinhardt speaks at NMU 2016 Commencement

Congratulations to Northern Michigan University’s graduates. The December 2016 graduation ceremony took place on Saturday, December 10. Dr. Martin Reinhardt was a featured commencement speaker.

Dr. Martin Reinhardt is an Anishinaabe Ojibway citizen of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians from Michigan. He is a tenured associate professor of Native American Studies at Northern Michigan University and serves as the president of the Michigan Indian Education Council.

Martin’s current research focuses on revitalizing relationships between humans and indigenous plants and animals of the Great Lakes Region. He is a former research associate for the Interwest Equity Assistance Center at Colorado State University and the former vice president for diversity and research for Educational Options, Inc.  He has taught courses in American Indian education, tribal law and government, and sociology.

Martin has a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Pennsylvania State University where his doctoral research focused on Indian education and the law with a special focus on treaty educational provisions. He majored in sociology for his undergrad and graduate degrees.  He received his bachelor’s degree from Lake Superior State University and master’s degree from Central Michigan University.

Martin has previously served as the primary investigator for the Decolonizing Diet Project, chair of the American Association for Higher Education American Indian/Alaska Native Caucus, co-primary investigator for the Michigan Rural Systemic Initiative, and as an external advisor for the National Indian School Board Association.

Come see BPC at NIEA Convention Tomorrow!

NIEA national indian education associationNational Indian Education Association 2016 Convention & Trade Show

Wednesday, October 5 – Saturday, October 8, 2016 | Grand Sierra Resort & Casino, Reno, NV

Convention website

Convention agenda

Convention registration

From the website: “2016 NIEA Convention theme: Building Education Nations by Engaging Families, Educators, and Leaders, brings together educators, students, and advocates sharing promising teaching strategies and seeking solutions for challenges faced by Native students. The three-day convention includes over 100 participatory workshops, research presentations, poster sessions, and keynote addresses by prominent educators and advocates. Each year 150 exhibitors offers convention attendees the opportunity to learn about innovative education resources, college & career opportunities, and shop the dynamic Native arts and craft vendors. The 3rd Annual College Showcase will host many local and national college and universities to assist students in determining the program and school best suited for their educational goals. The NIEA Convention creates a unique opportunity for educators, advocates, and tribal leaders to share successful teaching strategies and seek solutions for challenges faced in school systems. They offer a meaningful space for stakeholders to discuss, network, learn, and guide policy and advocacy at a national level.”

*Revisit the website for updates on workshops, research presentations, poster sessions and other convention events.

Highlighted Sessions:

  1. NIEA 2016 Pre-Convention Workshop, Utilizing a Tri-Lateral Model Approach to Revitalize Tribal Education Systems (CEU Eligible Session)
  • Presenters:
    • Martin Reinhardt (Anishinaabe Ojibway, Associate Professor, Native American Studies – Northern Michigan University)
    • Nicole R. Bowman (Mohican/Munsee, Research/Evaluation – Wisconsin Center for Education Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, President – Bowman Performance Consulting, LLC)

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 | 9:00 am – 4:30 pm PST | Room: Carson 4

Full Workshop Abstract

From the website: “This pre-convention workshop introduces a tri-lateral educational model that tribal governments can use to build their own model for Indian education. Using data and lessons learned from previous tri-lateral studies, participants will consider key components of a tri-lateral model, an overview of studies with key findings, and discussion/work time to process how the tri-lateral model may help them study their own educational ordinances, policies, and practices to build capacities and systems of support for Indian education in their own community.”

NIEA attendees will now be able to have Convention count towards their professional development! Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be available for the first time through our partnership with the Institute of American Indian Arts! Attendees will be able to purchase credits when submitting their registration. CEU prices vary based on the number of units available. Pre-Convention events: 7.5 hours, 1 CEU = 10 contact hours, Tuition: 1 CEU = $35

  1. NIEA 2016 Research Forum, Asserting Sovereignty & Building Tribal Nations Using the Tri-Lateral Indian Education Policy Model
  • Presenters:
    • Martin Reinhardt (Anishinaabe Ojibway, Associate Professor, Native American Studies – Northern Michigan University)
    • Nicole R. Bowman (Mohican/Munsee, Research/Evaluation – Wisconsin Center for Education Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, President – Bowman Performance Consulting, LLC)

 Friday, October 7, 2016 | 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm PST | Room: Nevada 6

Convention agenda

 From the session abstract: “An overview of five studies focused on Indian education policy incorporating a tri-lateral conceptual model approach. The model incorporates a Venn diagram showing the overlap between tribal, federal, and state sovereignty. The researchers used this model to organize socio-historical data related to Indian education policies in Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.”

  1. NIEA 2016 Session, Culturally Responsive Indigenous Evaluation
  • Presenter:
    • Nicole R. Bowman (Mohican/Munsee, Research/Evaluation – Wisconsin Center for Education Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, President – Bowman Performance Consulting, LLC)

 Friday, October 7, 2016 | 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm PST | Room: TBD

Convention agenda

 From the session abstract: “An overview of the Culturally Responsive Indigenous Evaluation (CRIE) model that can be used in tribal or public education and other contexts will be shared. CRIE is a straight forward framework to give participants strategies for inclusion of culture, language, community context, and sovereignty when evaluating policies, programs, or grant projects. Expect an interactive and caring session with many free resources to help you get started on or expand your existing evaluation work.”

 

Counting Down to NIEA!

Check out Dr. Bowman’s session to take place Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at NIEA, Pre-Convention!

Utilizing a Tri-Lateral Model Approach to Revitalize Tribal Education Systems

Dr. Nicole Bowman, Bowman Performance Consulting and Dr. Martin Reinhardt, Northern Michigan University

Description:  Western approaches to tribal and public education policy and programming results in gaps in services, poor resource allocation, inappropriate programming, and chronic education system failure, resulting in unmet American Indian (AI) education needs. This pre-convention workshop introduces a tri-lateral educational model that tribal governments can use to build their own model for Indian education. Using data and lessons learned from previous tri-lateral studies, participants will consider key components of a tri-lateral model, an overview of studies with key findings, and discussion/work time to process how the tri-lateral model may help them study their own educational ordinances, policies, and practices to build capacities and systems of support for Indian education in their own community.   Building stronger tribal/public government systems of support for achieving the vision of developing a true tri-lateral (tribal, federal, state) responsibility to improve the educational success of American Indian students is possible.  Attend this pre-convention workshop and be prepared to learn from one another and share ideas, resources, and practical strategies for a better tomorrow.

Time: 9 – 4:30pm PST (7.5 hours)
Room: Carson 4

*Register Now! https://niea.site-ym.com/Login.aspx?optional=1&store=1&returl=%2fstore%2fRenewMembership.aspx

National Indian Education Association Pre Convention Tribal Ed Presentation Announced!

Dr. Marty Reinhardt

Dr. Marty Reinhardt

NIEA announces Pre-Convention Meetings and Focus Forums! Check out Dr. Bowman’s session to take place Wednesday, October 5, 2016.

Utilizing a Tri-Lateral Model Approach to Revitalize Tribal Education Systems

Dr. Nicole Bowman, Bowman Performance Consulting and Dr. Martin Reinhardt, Northern Michigan University

Description:  Western approaches to tribal and public education policy and programming results in gaps in services, poor resource allocation, inappropriate programming, and chronic education system failure, resulting in unmet American Indian (AI) education needs. This pre-convention workshop introduces a tri-lateral educational model that tribal governments can use to build their own model for Indian education. Using data and lessons learned from previous tri-lateral studies, participants will consider key components of a tri-lateral model, an overview of studies with key findings, and discussion/work time to process how the tri-lateral model may help them study their own educational ordinances, policies, and practices to build capacities and systems of support for Indian education in their own community.   Building stronger tribal/public government systems of support for achieving the vision of developing a true tri-lateral (tribal, federal, state) responsibility to improve the educational success of American Indian students is possible.  Attend this pre-convention workshop and be prepared to learn from one another and share ideas, resources, and practical strategies for a better tomorrow.

Time: 9 – 4:30pm (7.5 hours)
Room: Carson 4

*Register Now! https://niea.site-ym.com/Login.aspx?optional=1&store=1&returl=%2fstore%2fRenewMembership.aspx

Marty’s Resume

Martin Reinhardt, Ph.D.

Current Professional Activities:

Martin Reinhardt serves as an assistant professor of Native American Studies for Northern Michigan University, and as a co-owner and education division director for First Nations, LLC.


Educational Background:

Pennsylvania State University, Ph.D.,

State College, PA 2004

Educational Leadership

American Indian Leadership Fellow

Central Michigan University, M.A.,

Mt. Pleasant, MI 1998

Sociology

King Chavez Parks Fellow

Lake Superior State University, B.S.,

Sault Ste. Marie, MI 1994

Sociology

Native American Studies – Minor

Archaeological Field School

Lansing Community College, AA,

Lansing, MI 1992

Liberal Arts

Native American Leadership Program


Experience: 

Northern Michigan University:

Assistant Professor, Native American Studies (2010-present)

Director, Center for Native American Studies (2001-2005)

Adjunct Instructor, Native American Studies (2001-2009)

First Nations, LLC (Formerly Reinhardt & Associates):

Co-Owner/Education Division Director (2006 – Present)

 

Mid-State Technical College:

Sociology Instructor (2009-2010)

University of Wisconsin Superior:

Distance Learning Advisor/Native Outreach Worker (2008-2009)

Colorado State University:

Research Associate IV, Interwest Equity Assistance Center (2006 – 2008)

AI-DADS Co-PI, Interwest Equity Assistance Center/Center for Applied Studies in American Ethnicity (2007-2008)

Adjunct Instructor, Teacher Education (2006-2008)

Educational Options, Inc.:

Vice President for Diversity and Research (2005)

National Indian School Board Association

External Support, Nah Tah Wahsh PSA/Hannahville Indian School (2001-2005)

Site Visit Team Member, St. Francis Indian School (2003)

Michigan Rural Systemic Initiative (A National Science Foundation Sponsored Project)

Regional Coordinator/Co-PI (2000-2003)

Lake Superior State University:

Program Coordinator, Seventh Generation Stewardship Program (2000) 

U.S., Department of the Interior Bureau of Indian Affairs, Michigan Agency & Lake Superior State University, Office of the Provost:

Intern (1999)

Central Michigan University:

Director of Native American Programs (1996 – 1998)

Ojibwe History & Traditions Workshop Director (1998)

Native American Concepts in Science and Technology Workshop Director (1998)

 

Recent Publications:

Reinhardt, Martin. (in process). “Spirit food: A multi-dimensional overview of the Decolonizing Diet Project”. Invited chapter for text called Indigenous Universalities and Peculiarities of Innovation.

Reinhardt, M. Perry Evenstad, J, and Faircloth, S. (2012). “She has Great Spirit: Insights into the relationships between American Indian fathers and daughters”. International Journal for Qualitative Studies in Education. 25:7, 913-931.

Reinhardt, M. (2011). “Zaagidiwin (Love)”. In Voice on the Water: Great Lakes Native American Now (p. 212-214). Marquette, MI: Northern Michigan University.

Reinhardt, M, and Tippeconnic, J. (2010). “The Treaty Basis of American Indian Education”. Indigenous Policy Journal. Vol. XXI, No. 3.

Reinhardt, M. (2007). “Trust doctrine”. In D. L. Fixico (Ed.), Treaties with American Indians: An encyclopedia of rights, conflicts, and sovereignty. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.

Maday, Tracy and Reinhardt, Martin. (2005, 2006). Native American Studies. On-line courses available from Educational Options, Inc. http://www.edoptions.com or the Northern Michigan University Center for Native American Studies http://www.nmu.edu/nativeamericans/.

Reinhardt, Martin and Maday, Tracy. (2006). Interdisciplinary Teacher’s Manual for American Indian Inclusion. Available from Educational Options, Inc. http://www.edoptions.com or the Northern Michigan University Center for Native American Studies http://www.nmu.edu/nativeamericans/.

Expert Reader for: Schonberg, Marcia. (2003) Michigan Native Peoples. Chicago: Heinemann Library.