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  • Professor Ongtooguk (Native Alaskan) is a professor at the College of Education, University of Alaska Anchorage.  He was an elected member of the Kotzebue IRA Council for three years and a delegate to the Alaska Federation of Natives. He was our Dartmouth students' choice for the GRV for academic year 2008-09. Paul teaches NAS 30: "Issues in Alaska Native Education" Fall Term, 2008 and works with individual students on thesis plans, holding weekly workshops with them.

  • Dailan Jake Long (Navajo). Dailan graduated with a major in Native American Studies. For his senior honors thesis: "Diyin Nohookaa Dine nihi'doo'nid, We are called the Holy Earth-Surface People: Navajo Resistance to Cultural Genocide, Environmental Injustice, and the Desert Rock Energy Project."

  • Jenny Elizabeth Tone Pah-Hote (2007-2008) - (Kiowa) completed her dissertation titled: "Envisioning Nationhood: Kiowa Expressive Culture, 1900-1950" during her time as a PhD candidate in History at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Her dissertation explores how the Kiowa have used expressive culture to assert their nationhood and sovereignty. She now teaches in the Department of American Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has teaching interests in...

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  • Janet Campbell Hale (Coeur d'Alene)  Was our Tribal Scholar for Fall Term, 2007.  A gifted poet and prose writer, Janet lives on the reservation in Idaho. While she was here she was doing research on the history of her tribe for an upcoming guide to tribal history, culture, land, and tribal government, sponsored by her  tribal council.

  • Joseph Brewer (Tsalagi, Oglala Lakota from the Meskwaki Community, Tama, Iowa). 2007-2008.  Joe was awarded the tribal scholarship at Dartmouth in order to do work on his project "Agriculture and Natural Resources Management for American Indian Tribes: An Extension Agent's View." While he worked on this project he provided great leadership and direction for many of our students. His wife Nanabah Allison-Brewer was the Women's Volley Ball Coach at Dartmouth at the same time, so the whole...

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  • Andrew J. Hope III (Tlingit / Sitka).  NAS Tribal Scholar 2008. Andy held a Master of Arts in Cross-Cultural Studies from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks.  He was the coordinator for the Alaska Federation of Natives / Southeast Alaska Region.  During Spring term, 2007, Andy worked his fellowship at Dartmouth in preparing a Web site for the Tlingit Clan Conferences held in Alaska.  He was a poet, tribal elder and leader, dedicating his life to the advancement of all Alaska Native people....

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  • Carol Dana (Penobscot) served as the Tribal Scholar in Residence during the Fall Term, 2006. Carol spent most of her time researching and writing proposals to continue the study and use of the Penobscot Indian language in Maine.

  • Judy Kertesz (2006-2007) - (Lumbee) was a doctoral candidate in the History of American Civilization at Harvard University. Her dissertation is titled: "Skeletons in the American Attic: Curiosity, Science and the Appropriation of the American Indian Past." She is now an Assistant Professor at NC State University in the Department of History and her teaching interests include Native American History, Early American History, Public History, Material Culture, and Museology.

  • Megan Elizabeth Lukaniec (Huron / Wyandot). Megan graduated with a major in Native American Studies. For her Final Project in French 78 with Professor Beasley, she was awarded the Writing Prize:  "Partageant le Message de Dieu: Les Consequences du Christianisme chez la Nation Huronne-Wendat."

  • Heidi Stark (2006-2007) - (Turtle Mountain Ojibwa) received her PhD from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.  Heidi now teaches at the University of Victoria Political Science Department, teaching courses on the politics of indigenous peoples and on indigenous law and policy.

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