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215 Notes on Contributors Bryan McKinley Jones Brayboy (Lumbee)is President’s Professor and Borderlands Professor of Indigenous Education and Justice in the School of Social Transformation at Arizona State University. At ASU, he is Special Assistant to the President for American Indian Affairs, Director of the Center for Indian Education , Acting Director of the School of Social Transformation, and co-­editor of the Journal of American Indian Education. Dr. Pearl Kiyawn Brower, Iñupiaq Eskimo/Chippewa/Armenian, earned a B.A. in Anthropology and a B.A. in Alaska Native Studies from the University of Alaska-­Fairbanks, 2004. She earned a Master’s degree in Alaska Native and Rural Development from University of Alaska-­ Fairbanks in 2010, and a Ph.D. in Indigenous Studies, with an emphasis in Indigenous Leadership, from the University of Alaska-­ Fairbanks, in 2016. Dr. Brower serves as President of Iḷisaġvik College, Alaska’s only Tribal College. She has been with the College since 2007 working in External Relations, Institutional Advancement, Student Services, and Marketing. She has served as President since 2012. Prior to working for the College , Dr. Brower managed an education and culture grant for the North Slope Borough for three years and worked as the Museum Curator of the Iñupiat Heritage Center. Brower grew up in both Barrow, Alaska and northern California, practicing a subsistence lifestyle in both areas. She has a daughter, Isla, who is 4 and, along with her husband, Jesse Darling, lives in Barrow, Alaska, where she loves to be close to her culture and community. Brower was named one of Alaska ’s Top 40 Under 40 in 2015. Brower is active in her community in Barrow, on the North Slope, and statewide. She is Board Member of the Friends of Tuzzy Library and is a co-­ founder of Leadership:Barrow. She serves on the Wells Fargo Community Advisory Board, the Alaska Airlines Community Advisory Board, serves as the Vocational/Tribal representative on the Alaska Postsecondary 216 Notes on Contributors Access and Completion Network, and is the Chair of the Tribal College Journal Advisory Board. Dr. Charlotte Davidson is Navajo and a member of the Three Affiliated Tribes (Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara). A proud alumna of Haskell Indian Nations University, where she graduated with a B.A. in American Indian Studies , Dr. Davidson earned her Master’s and Doctorate degrees in Educational Policy Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-­ Champaign. Her practice and scholarship focus on questions and concerns linked to the participation of Indigenous people in higher education. Prior to becoming an independent scholar, Dr. Davidson was the Special Assistant to the President for Diversity and Native American Affairs at South Dakota State University, where she also served as the Director of the American Indian Education and Cultural Center and taught courses within the department of teaching, learning, and leadership and the American Indian Studies program. Beyond her scholarly interests, Dr. Davidson considers being a mother to her sons, William and Matthew, to be her most sacred project. Adrienne Keene (Cherokee Nation) is an Assistant Professor of American Studies and Ethnic Studies at Brown University. Her research areas include college access, transition, and persistence for American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian students, including the role of pre-­ college access programs in student success. Additionally, she examines representations of Native peoples in popular culture, Native cultural appropriation in fashion and design, and the ways that Indigenous peoples are using the Internet, social media, and new media to challenge misrepresentations and create new and innovative spaces for art and activism. She earned her B.A. from Stanford University in Native American Studies and Cultural Anthropology, and her doctorate from the Harvard Graduate School of Education in Culture, Communities, and Education. Her publications have appeared in Harvard Educational Review, Journal Committed to Social Change on Race and Ethnicity, and Journal of Critical Thought and Praxis. Dr. Kaiwipunikauikawēkiu Lipe is a Native Hawaiian granddaughter, daughter , mother, wife, hula dancer, and educator. Her dissertation, which won the dissertation of the year award for research in postsecondary education at the 2015 American Education Research Association annual conference, focused on the central question: How can the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, a predominantly non-­ Hawaiian university, transform into a Hawaiian place of learning? She is currently the Native Hawaiian Affairs specialist at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. She lives in He‘eia, Ko‘olaupoko, O‘ahu with her family. Matthew Van Alstine Makomenaw...


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