Native American Issues


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Added 08/16/22 | Location: Colorado | Subjects: ,

Cheryl Crazy Bull is the president and CEO of the American Indian College Fund, a nonprofit that supports Native American students through scholarships and higher education funding. Her expertise is in education, tribal colleges, and the self-determination of Native people.

An Ojibwe woman dressed in turquoise with her hand pressed against a tree.
Added 07/07/22 | Location: North Dakota | Subjects: ,

Denise Lajimodiere is a founder of the National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition, a nonprofit focused on supporting boarding school survivors. She is an enrolled citizen of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa (Ojibwe).

An Oglala Lakota man wearing two long braids and a black chef's apron leans against a tan counter.
Added 01/28/22 | Location: Minnesota | Subjects: ,

Sean Sherman is a chef born and raised in Pine Ridge, S.D., and a member of the Oglala Lakota tribe. His primary focus is the revitalization and evolution of Indigenous foods systems throughout North America. In 2014, he opened The Sioux Chef, a business providing catering and food education in the Minneapolis/Saint Paul area.

An Oglala Lakota man with graying hair wearing a bolo tie, blue shirt and gray jacket smiles into the camera.
Added 01/21/22 | Location: North Dakota | Subjects: ,

Dr. Donald Warne serves as the associate dean of diversity equity and inclusion and director of the department of Indigenous health at the University of North Dakota. He leads the Indians Into Medicine (INMED) and masters in public health program as well as one of the world’s first doctoral programs in Indigenous health.

A Native Hawaiian man with straight, short, dark brown hair smiles directly at the camera. He is wearing a lilac, button-down, dress shirt and standing outside with greenery around him.
Added 09/30/21 | Location: California | Subjects: , ,

Randall Akee is an associate professor in the Department of Public Policy and American Indian Studies at UCLA.

A Cherokee woman with wavy, chest length, dark brown hair sits in a chair of a dark theatre, staring off into the distance, chin resting on her hand. She is wearing black tights, a light blue dress, a black cardigan, and thick silver rings.
Updated 07/11/22 | Location: Washington, D.C. | Subjects: , ,

Mary Kathryn Nagle is an enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation and attorney who specializes in tribal sovereignty and Indigenous people’s rights and safety.

Added 05/26/21 | Location: Idaho | Subjects: , ,

Dylan Hedden-Nicely is an associate professor of law at the University of Idaho College of Law and director of the University of Idaho Native American Law Program.

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

Michaela Madrid is the program manager of tribal governance at the Native Governance Center, a Native-led nonprofit that supports the sovereignty and governance of Native nations.

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. history (with a focus on World War II-era Alaskan history) and the growing movement within modern day Indigenous activists called Rematriation, the practice of returning ideas, things and practices to their original, natural context as a form of cultural healing.

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.

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.

Updated 07/11/22 | Location: Colorado | Subjects: ,

Carla Fredericks is chief executive officer of The Christensen Fund, a nonprofit focused on supporting the rights and self-determination of Indigenous people.

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.

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.

Updated 07/11/22 | Location: Michigan | Subjects: ,

Matthew L.M. Fletcher is the Harry Burns Hutchins Collegiate Professor of Law at the University of Michigan, where he teaches federal Indian law, tribal law, Anishinaabe legal and political philosophy, constitutional law, federal courts, and ethics.

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

Kim Tallbear-Dauphine is an associate professor of Native studies at the University of Alberta in Canada.

Updated 07/26/21 | Location: California | Subjects: , ,

Dina Gilio-Whitaker is policy director and senior researcher at the Center for World Indigenous Studies.

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.

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.

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.

Updated 01/27/22 | Location: Arizona | Subjects: , ,

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

Updated 02/02/22 | Location: Massachusetts | Subjects: , , ,

Tiya Miles is a professor of history at Harvard University. Her new book, “All That She Carried: The Journey of Ashley’s Sack, a Black Family Keepsake,” traces a gift from an enslaved mother to her daughter as it passed through the generations.

Updated 11/04/21 | Location: Oregon | Subjects:

Ted Van Alst is professor and chair of Indigenous Nations and Native American Studies at Portland State University.

Updated 12/15/21 | Location: Illinois | Subjects: ,

Patty Loew is a journalism professor and director of the Center for Native American and Indigenous Research at Northwestern University.

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.