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.
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.
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
Medill School of Journalism, Fall 2016
Field Trip to Oneida Nation during the White Corn Festival. My class helped picked, shuck, and braid white corn