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B.A. in Indigenous & American Indian Studies from Haskell Indian Nations University

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B.A. in Indigenous & American Indian Studies from Haskell Indian Nations University

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B.A. in Indigenous & American Indian Studies from Haskell Indian Nations University

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Bachelor of Legal Studies from Washburn University

Robert Hicks Jr. is a member of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe of Nixon Nevada. He is a musician, filmmaker, painter, and audio engineer. He has won multiple awards for his films at the AIHEC film festival and is looking to enter multiple film festivals around the world. The stories he likes to tell are based on real life and Native American lore. With his film studio, NOKWSI FILMS, he plans on creating a creative outlet for everyone interested in film. Robert approaches every project with a community health aspect in mind, with an emphasis on suicide prevention. He believes small acts of art can heal a person and in the process heal the community. You can contact him through email at Nokwsi23@gmail.com, through his Nokwsi Art site or through Facebook at Nokwsi Art.  

Tobin Jennings, student in KU's Indigenous Studies Program

B.A. in Anthropology and Psychology from the University of Kansas

Tori Kaye, a student in the KU Indigenous Studies Program

B.A. in American Indian Studies from Haskell Indian Nations University

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Current PSM in Environmental Impact Assessment + Indigenous Studies certificate student. B.A. in Environmental Studies, B.A. in Anthropology and a minor in Global and International Studies, all from the University of Kansas.

Maddie Long, student in the KU Indigenous Studies Program

B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Central Arkansas

ISP graduate certificate student, and PhD in History aspirant. B.A. in History with minors in Ancient Studies and American Indian Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Research interests broadly center on 19th Century U.S. History, focusing on migration, diaspora, and conflict---especially between Native peoples and settlers over their access to and usage of land, resources, and the environment---in borderlands regions throughout the American West.  

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B.S. in History and minor in Cherokee Studies, Western Carolina University

Head shot of Sierra Watt, student in KU's Indigenous Studies master's program.

Current Ph.D. student in Political Science and M.A. student in Indigenous Studies. M.A. in Political Science from the University of Kansas and a B.A. in Political Science from Pepperdine University.


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