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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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."

  • Jaclyn Rae Johnson (Confederated Salish / Kootenai) was awarded the writing prize for her Senior Thesis: "The Tribal Science Council: Redefining Health and Knowledge at the E.P.A."

  • Professor Wilkins joined Dartmouth from the University of Minnesota where he took a leave of absence as professor and chair of the American Indian Studies department.  He is an expert in comparative politics, American political theory, Federal Indian policy, tribal governance and the history of colonialism and Native peoples.  He has published eight books since 1987. While at Dartmouth he taught two courses Fall, 2005: "Native Americans and the Law" and "Native American Treaties."

  • Andrea Marlene B. Abeita (Navajo). Andrea graduated Dartmouth with a major in Native American Studies.  She was awarded the writing prize for her spring term 2004 Independent Research project and resulting paper: "Stories, Oral and Written: A Native Perspective."

  • The first Dartmouth Tribal Scholar was Charles Redcorn, a member of the Tzi-zhu-wah-shta-gi Clan of the Osage Tribe, who spent his time in residence writing a novel. Mr. Redcorn's first novel, A Pipe for February, was published by the University of Oklahoma Press in 2000.

  • Randy Akee (2004-2005) - (Native Hawaiian),received his PhD from Harvard University in Political Economy and Government. His dissertation is titled: "Three Essays in Economic Development of Indigenous Peoples. Randy is now an Assistant Professor of Public Policy at UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs. In June 2013 was named to the U.S. Census Bureau's National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic, and Other Populations.

  • Marie Kainoa Fialkowski (Native Hawaiian) was awarded the writing prize for her NAS 85 Independent Study project and resulting paper: "Healing Journey from 'Sugar:' Native Empowerment Through Health."

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