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  • Joy Porter holds a Professorship in Indigenous Studies at the University of Hull, U.K. She gained her PhD and MA in 1993 from the University of Nottingham, U.K. and has held fellowships from the Leverhulme Trust, the Arts & Humanities Research Council and the British Academy. She has written a series of books, including studies of American Indian environmentalism, Indian Freemasonry and Indian intellectualism, that connect Native American history to modernity and its meanings. During her...

  • Bilagáanaa niliigo’ dóó Kinyaa’áaniiyásh’chíín. Bilagáanaa dabicheii dóó Tsinaajinii dabinálí. Ákót’éego diné asdzá̹á̹ nilí̹. Farina King is “Bilagáanaa” (Euro-American), born for “Kinyaa’áanii” (the Towering House Clan) of the Diné (Navajo). Her maternal grandfather was Euro-American, and her paternal grandfather was “Tsinaajinii” (Black-streaked Woods People Clan) of the Diné. She received her U.S. History 2016 at Arizona State University. She received her M.A. in African...

  • With the support of a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Hood Museum of Art is digitizing its holdings in Native American Art—nearly 4,000 objects—reports the Valley News.

    The goal of the project is to make the art accessible through an online database, the story notes. Katherine Hart, the senior curator of collections and the Barbara C. and Harvey P. Hood 1918 Curator of Academic Programming, tells the Valley News that the digitization is “a further way to...

  • This month, more than 60 Native American students visited Dartmouth as part of the College’s Native Fly-In Program, reports Indian Country.

    Last year, half of the 50 who attended the fly-in are now enrolled at Dartmouth, according to the Indian Country article.

    Read the full story, published 10/17/14 by Indian Country.

  • This Focus on Faculty Q&A is one in a ongoing series of interviews exploring what keeps Dartmouth professors busy inside—and outside—the classroom.

    As a teenager from a Houma family in Dulac, La., Bruce Duthu ’80 had never heard of Dartmouth College. Then an alumnus came to town and pushed him to apply. Duthu made excuses—his native Cajun French was only supplemented by “Bugs Bunny” English, he was more inclined to the priesthood, and the reality: “We didn’t have...

  • Simone Whitecloud (2014-2015)-(Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa) She received her PH.D in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Dartmouth College in April 2016. Her ecological research focuses on interactions between different plant species above tree line in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Plants living in such extreme conditions are likely to facilitate each other rather than compete for resources such as space, water, and nutrients. She is working to determine if plants...

  • Dartmouth’s Native American Studies program will offer an off-campus program in Santa Fe, N.M., beginning the fall of 2015, reports the Valley News. N. Bruce Duthu ’80, Samson Occom Professor of Native American Studies and chair of the program, tells the newspaper that the new program will focus on Native American art, tribal law, and government.

    “I think it’s going to be another form of connection to native communities,” Duthu tells the newspaper.


  • Native American high school students are getting acquainted with college life, and with Dartmouth in particular, during this year’s weeklong College Horizons program, reports VPR’s Charlotte Albright. The program, part of a nation-wide effort to improve tribal members’ access to higher education, is helping the students learn about financial aid and setting academic goals, Albright notes.

    “A native song from Hawaii spontaneously erupted at an afternoon workshop for high school...

  • This is the third in a three-part series about professors and their work. Here’s a look at part one and part two.

    Melanie Benson Taylor
    Associate Professor of Native American Studies

    I’m currently writing a book called Faulkner’s Doom, which revisits the entire...

  • Tribal college faculty and students, government officials, and researchers from around the country will come to Dartmouth next week for an Indigenous Peoples Climate Change Working Group conference, hosted by the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding. The Working Group is a tribal college- and university-centered network of organizations focusing on climate change research and education.

    “To me this meeting is historic,”...