Native American Issues


Added 04/28/21 | Location: California | Subjects: ,

Michaela Madrid is the operations manager for the Sovereign Bodies Institute, an Indigenous organization that works to end gender and sexual violence against Indigenous people through research and data-driven direct services.

Added 02/09/21 | Location: Alaska, New Mexico | Subjects: , ,

Holly Miowak Guise is an assistant professor of history at the University of New Mexico. An Iñupiaq Alaska Native, she is an expert in Indigenous U.S.

Added 01/23/21 | Location: California | Subjects: , ,

Sarah Aarons is an earth scientist and assistant professor in the Geosciences Research Division of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego. She can speak about the effects of global climate change, the patterns of weather throughout history, and decolonizing science.

Added 08/13/20 | Location: Alaska | Subjects: ,

Alannah Hurley is a Yup’ik fisherwoman of salmon for subsistence and commercial purposes and an indigenous rights advocate.  She has worked extensively in community development and environmental justice and is dedicated to helping make self-determination a reality for Alaska’s indigenous people.

Updated 07/09/20 | Location: Colorado | Subjects: ,

Carla Fredericks is an associate clinical professor and the director of the American Indian Law Clinic at the University of Colorado Law School. She is also director of the indigenous advocacy organization First Peoples Worldwide. She’s an expert on Native American law, rights and tribal sovereignty.

Updated 05/17/20 | Location: New York | Subjects: , ,

Dean Seneca is CEO of Seneca Scientific Solutions, a consulting agency that provides tribal nations and other clients with assistance in economic and community development. The agency’s services include strategic planning, epidemiology and health research.

Added 05/17/20 | Location: California | Subjects: ,

Emma Robbins is the director of the Navajo Water Project, which provides infrastructure for Navajo families to access running water in New Mexico, Utah and Arizona. The project is a part of the water nonprofit DigDeep. Native American households face barriers to accessing running water.

Updated 04/02/21 | Location: Michigan | Subjects: ,

Matthew L.M. Fletcher is a professor of law at Michigan State University College of Law and director of the Indigenous Law and Policy Center. He is the primary editor and author of Turtle Talk, a law blog on American Indian law and policy.

Updated 04/09/21 | Location: | Subjects: , ,

Kim Tallbear-Dauphine is an associate professor of Native studies at the University of Alberta in Canada. An enrolled member of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate tribe in South Dakota, her research focuses on the relationship between science and race/identity among Native American peoples.

Added 04/17/17 | Location: California | Subjects: , ,

Dina Gilio-Walker is policy director and senior researcher at the Center for World Indigenous Studies. She owns DGW Consulting. A member of the Colville Confederated Tribes, her research interests include political autonomy among indigenous nations and the complex relationship between Native American communities and  modern America.

Updated 04/15/21 | Location: Nebraska | Subjects: ,

Dennis Smith is an associate professor of history and director of Native American studies at the University of Nebraska, Omaha. His research focuses on the cultures of Assiniboine and Sioux Plains Tribes, as well as the salmon traditions of Pacific Northwest Native American and British Columbia First Nations tribes.

Updated 04/20/21 | Location: Arizona | Subjects: , ,

Manley Begay is a professor in the Applied Indigenous Studies department and the department of politics and international affairs at the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Northern Arizona University. He is also director of the Tribal Leadership Initiative in the Office of Native American Initiative at NAU.

Updated 04/22/21 | Location: Kansas | Subjects: , ,

Sarah Deer is a University Distinguished Professor of women, gender and sexuality studies and in the School of Public Affairs and Administration at the University of Kansas. She was a MacArthur Fellow in 2014. Deer’s research focuses on the intersection of federal Indian law and victims’ rights, using indigenous feminist principles as a framework.

Updated 04/22/21 | Location: Arizona | Subjects: , ,

Mark Trahant is an editor at Indian Country Today, an online news outlet, and has decades of experience in journalism, editing and reporting with a focus on Native American issues.

Updated 04/18/21 | Location: Massachusetts | Subjects: , , ,

Tiya Miles is a professor of history at Harvard University and Radcliffe Alumnae Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, and a 2011 MacArthur Fellow. She is a historian and creative writer whose work explores the intersections of African American, Native American and women’s histories.

Updated 04/05/21 | Location: Montana | Subjects:

Ted Van Alst is an associate professor and the chair of Native American studies at the University of Montana. Previously, he spent four years as an assistant dean at Yale College and served as director of the Yale University Native American Cultural Center.

Updated 08/12/20 | Location: Illinois | Subjects: ,

Patty Loew is a journalism professor and director of the Center for Native American and Indigenous Research at Northwestern University. As a member of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe, she focuses primarily on indigenous rights, sovereignty and the role of Native media.

Updated 04/04/21 | Location: Minnesota | Subjects:

Anton Treuer is a professor of Ojibwe at Bemidji State University in Minnesota and a staff member of its American Indian Resource Center. He is editor of the Oshkaabewis Native Journal, the only academic journal of the Ojibwe language. Treuer is the author of 19 books.