Native American Identity

Short Seminar

May 19–23, 2004

This seminar Seminar included valuable insights and contributions to the issue of Native American identity as noted through aspects of blood quantum, sovereignty, gambling, land allotment rights, ancestral and kinship concerns, art, and the environment.

Suzan Shown Harjo, Chair President, Morningstar Institute, Washington, D.C. (Cheyenne and Hodulgee Muscogee)
Marcus Amerman Artist, Santa Fe, NM (Choctaw)
David Bradley Artist, Santa Fe, NM (White Earth Chippewa)
Greg Cajete Director, Native American Studies, Associate Professor, College of Education, University of New Mexico The Making of an Indigenous Teacher: Identity Development Through Doing Work in Indigenous Education (Santa Clara Pueblo)
Marcella Burgess Giles Attorney, Giles and Woodard, McLean VA Dictating Race-Based Membership in the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma (Big Cat Muscogee)
Bob Haozous Artist; Executive Director, Allan Houser Foundation, Santa Fe, NM Red White Man Dialogue (Chiricahua Apache)
John Harte Attorney, National Indian Gaming Association, Washington, DC (San Felipe Pueblo)
Donna House Ethnobotanist, Escondido, NM (Navajo/Oneida)
J. Kehaulani Kauanui Assistant Professor, American Studies and Anthropology, Center for the Americas, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT Kanaka Maoli and Native American Identity: Contested Sovereignty (Native Hawaiian)
Lloyd L. Lee Assistant Professor, American Studies Department Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ Western Education and the Absence of Western Categories of Native Identity (Navajo)
Mateo Romero Artist, (Cochiti Pueblo)
Circe Sturm Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology and Native American Studies, University of Oklahoma, Norman States of Sovereignty: Debates Over Tribal Authenticity and Recognition in Cherokee Country (Choctaw)
Carey N. Vicenti Professor of Sociology, Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO (Jicarilla Apache)
David E. Wilkins Professor, Department of American Indian Studies, and Adjunct Professor of Political Science, Law and American Studies, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN Exiling One's Kin: Banishment in Indian Country (Lumbee)

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