American Indian Studies
David Wilkins will never forget Lois Louis and Vine Deloria, two professors who made an enormous difference in his life.
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Wilkins demands a lot from his students, because the abilities “to think critically and to be prepared to field questions immediately are critical. They help you throughout life." The most valuable skill a student can take from education, he adds, is “the ability to exercise individual selfdetermination." And that's the kind of skill that the face-to-face interaction of a classroom community can nurture.