ABOUT ME

As a professor in the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, I teach Native American Environmental Issues and the Media and journalism history to undergraduates and lead a "Medill Explores" course for graduate students. I also co-direct Northwestern's new Center for Native American and Indigenous Research.

Since 2006 I have led the Tribal Youth Media initiative, a digital media project that seeks to help create the next generation of Native American storytellers and land stewards.  

 

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EDUCATION

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Digital Storytelling

I help students, non-profit organizations, and tribal communities tell their stories.

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison Ph.D.

Mass Communication, 1998

Dissertation:  "The Chippewa and their Newspapers in the 'UnProgressive' Era."

Native American Journalism

I work to get more indigenous voices in both tribal and mainstream media.

Sustainable Communities

I'm interested in green solutions.

Indian Treaty Rights and Sovereignty

I help tribal communities communicate their environmental ethics involving their sovereign lands.

 

 University of Wisconsin-Madison, MA

Mass Communication, 1992

Thesis:  "Voices from the Boatlandings in the Chippewa Treaty Rights Dispute: Source Selection and Bias in the Coverage of Two Very Different Newspapers."

 

 University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, BS

Mass Communication, 1974

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Grad class experiential learning trip to Indigenous Pacific Northwest, Feb. 2020

 Undergrad service learning trip  to Oneida Nation during the White Corn Festival. My class helped picked, shuck, and braid white corn