Writing Indigenous Experiences
Director of Nature and Environmental Publishing, Heyday
The stories of her grandfather inspired her to lifelong social justice activism. Her account of life up to leaving Oklahoma is recorded in Red Dirt: Growing Up Okie. She has a daughter, Michelle.
selected for History graduate school at University of California at Berkeley, transferring to University of California, Los Angeles to complete her doctorate in History. From 1967 to 1972, she was a full time activist living in various parts of the... Read More →
I am a Native American studies scholar and writer who lives in a Southern California beach town and surfs. You can talk to me about anything relating to indigenous cultures/politics and surfing. I co-authored a book titled "'All the Real Indians Died Off' and 20 Other Myths about Native Americans" with Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, which is why we are sitting on a panel at Litquake. | Www.21namyths.com.
The title of Alison Owings's latest book, Indian Voices/Listening to Native Americans, reflects her inclination to conduct lengthy interviews with people who are marginalized, stereotyped, or disregarded. The voices in Indian Voices include Passamaquoddy, Lumbee, Hopi, Yupik, and Ojibwe people, among many others. Her previous books are Frauen/German Women Recall the Third Reich, and Hey, Waitress! The USA from the Other Side of the Tray. |
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Greg Sarris received his Ph.D. in Modern Thought and Literature from Stanford University, where he was awarded the Walter Gore Award for excellence in teaching. He has published several books, including Grand Avenue (1994), an award-winning collection of short stories, which he adapted for an HBO miniseries and co-executive produced with Robert Redford. He is serving his twelfth elected term as Chairman of the Federated Indians of Graton... Read More →
Urban Native identities, definitions of culture, poetry, indiginerds.