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| 159 About the Contributors Scott Andrews, a member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, is a professor in the English department and the American Indian Studies Program at California State University, Northridge. He has published reviews, essays, poetry, and fijiction in various journals. YaleD.Belanger is professor of political science at the University of Lethbridge. He is the author of GamblingwiththeFuture (2006), and editor of FirstNationsGaming inCanada(2011),andhaspublishedmorethantwodozenarticlesandbookchapters about First Nations casinos and Aboriginal gambling. Heid E. Erdrich is the author of fijive collections of poetry, including National Monuments and Curatorof EphemeraattheNewMuseumforArchaicMedia, which won the 2009 Minnesota Book Award. Erdrich’s nonfijiction work, Original Local: Indigenous Foods, Stories and Recipes from the Upper Midwest, was a City Pages 2014 Best Food Book. Becca Gercken is an associate professor of English and American Indian studies at the University of Minnesota Morris. Her research interests include Plains ledger 160 | About the Contributors art,indigenousmasculinities,andtransindigenousliterature.Sheisof EasternBand Cherokee, Irish, and Pennsylvania Dutch descent. LeAnne Howe, author of Choctalking on Other Realities, memoir, was the winner of the inaugural 2014 MLA Prize for Studies in Native American Literatures, Cultures, and Languages. Howe received the Western Literature Association’s 2015 Distinguished Achievement Award for her body of literature. Born and raised in Oklahoma, Howe, an enrolled citizen of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, has given readings of her work around the world, and her awards include the Fulbright Scholarship 2010–2011 to Jordan, the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Native Writers Circle of the Americas, and a 2012 United States Artists Ford Fellowship. She is the Eidson Distinguished Professor at the University of Georgia, Athens. Darrel Manitowabi, a citizen of the Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory, currently residesintheWhitefijishRiverFirstNation.HeisassociateprofessorintheSchoolof NorthernandCommunityStudies,AnthropologyProgram,atLaurentianUniversity, Sudbury, Ontario. He has a PhD in sociocultural anthropology from the University of Toronto and has published articles on Indigenous gaming, Ojibwa/Anishinaabe ethnohistory, urban Indigenous issues, and Indigenous health. MeghanY. McCune is an assistant professor of anthropology and sociology and a director of social sciences at Jamestown Community College. She earned her PhD in anthropology from Michigan State University. Her academic interests include Indigenous sovereignty, specifijically Haudenosaunee land rights and economic development; federal policy and Indian law; legal anthropology; whiteness; social class; intersectionality; and discourse analysis. She currently resides with her husband and daughter in Salamanca on the Seneca Nation of Indians’ Allegany Territory. Caroline Laurent has a master of power, discourse, writing from the University of Orléans, France and a master of tribal administration and governance from the University of Minnesota Duluth. She also holds a PhD in history from the Sorbonne University, Paris. Her dissertation is entitled “The Impact of Gaming on Minnesota Tribal Nations: The Case of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, 1976–2016.” About the Contributors | 161 Julie Pelletier is of Maliseet, Mi’kmaq, and French descent and from northern Maine. She teaches in the Indigenous studies department at the University of WinnipegandearnedherMAandPhDatMichiganStateUniversity’sDepartmentof Anthropology. Her research and action interests include indigenizing the academy, Indigenous identity, and Indigenous economic development strategies. ...


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