Dr. Hōkūlani K. Aikau is an associate professor of Indigenous and Native Hawaiian Politics in the Department of Political Science at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. She currently serves at the Director of the General Education Office. Author of A Chosen People, a Promised Land: Religion and Race in Hawai‘i (U of Minnesota P, 2012), she is also mother to Sanoe, ‘Īmaikalani, and Hi‘ilei.
Chadwick Allen (Chickasaw ancestry, unenrolled) is Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement and Professor of English at the University of Washington. Author of the books Blood Narrative: Indigenous Identity in American Indian and Maori Literary and Activist Texts (Duke UP, 2002) and Trans-Indigenous: Methodologies for Global Native Literary Studies (U of Minnesota P, 2012), he is coeditor of The Society of American Indians and Its Legacies and the current editor of the journal Studies in American Indian Literatures.
Noelani Arista’s work examines the hermeneutics of Native and colonial historiography. She is an assistant professor of Hawaiian and US history at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. Her current work focuses on nineteenth century Hawaiian intellectual history, governance, and law, and the development of methods for working in Hawaiian and other Native language archives. Her dissertation, “Histories of Unequal Measure: Euro-American Encounters with Hawaiian Governance and Law, 1793–1827,” won the Allan Nevins Prize from the Society of American Historians for the best dissertation written on an American subject in 2010, and will be published by Penn Press.
Warren Cariou was born and raised in northern Saskatchewan, Canada, in a family of Métis and European heritage. He has been active as a critic of Indigenous literatures and oral traditions, and has also produced works of film, photography, memoir, fiction, and poetry that focus on Indigenous experiences in Canada. He directs the Centre for Creative Writing and Oral Culture at the University of Manitoba, where he also holds a Canada Research Chair. [End Page 504]
David A. Chang is a scholar of Indigenous history, race, relational ethnic studies, and transnational US history. He is the author of The World and All the Things Upon It: Native Hawaiian Geographies of Exploration (U of Minnesota P, 2016) and The Color of the Land: Race, Nation, and the Politics of Landownership in Oklahoma, 1832–1929 (U of North Carolina P, 2010). His articles on the intersections between Native Hawaiian history, American Indian history, transnational US history, migration, family history, and genealogy have appeared in the Journal of American History, American Quarterly, Radical History Review, American Indian Quarterly, and edited volumes. Chang teaches at the University of Minnesota.
Ngarino Ellis (Ngapuhi, Ngāti Porou) is a Senior Lecturer in Art History, and Coordinator of the Museums and Cultural Heritage Programme at the University of Auckland. She has published widely on many facets of Māori Art, including A Whakapapa of Tradition: One Hundred Years of Ngāti Porou Carving, 1830–1930 (Auckland UP, 2016), which explores the transformation of carved structures in her tribal area. Together with Deidre Brown (Ngapuhi), she is currently writing a new book, entitled Toi Te Mana: A History of Indigenous Art in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Ashley Glassburn Falzetti is an assistant professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at Eastern Michigan University and serves as the cochair of the Indigenous Studies working group of the National Women’s Studies Association. She is a member of the Miami Nation of Indians of Indiana and designs language revitalization programming and curriculum for the language council. She has published articles in Settler Colonial Studies, JAC, Feminist Collections, and elsewhere. Her current research explores how settler history-making practices shape contemporary Indigenous politics and Algonquian language revitalization.
Natalie Harkin is a Narungga woman from the Chester family in South Australia and an activist, poet, and academic with the Office of Indigenous Strategy and Engagement, Flinders University. Her research includes an archival-poetic interrogation of the state’s Aboriginal records, and her words have been installed in exhibitions comprising text-object-video projection. She is a column writer for Overland and her first collection of poetry is titled Dirty Words (Cordite Books, 2015).
Daniel Heath Justice (Cherokee Nation...