Invited Speakers

Adrienne Keene,  Presidential Diversity Postdoctoral Fellow at Brown University, Department of Anthropology and the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America.

Thomas Greyeyes, Interdisciplinary artist

John Marquez, Associate professor of African American Studies, Northwestern University

Patricia Marroquin Norby, The D’Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies, The Newberry Library

Julie Nagam, Chair in the History of Indigenous Art in North America, University of Winnipeg and the Winnipeg Art Gallery

Randy Reinholz, Actor, producer, playwright, and actor on stage and screen and Professor of Theatre, Television, and Film, San Diego State University
Jerod Tate, Composer

Tezozomoc (Tony Sandoval), Cuicani (performance poet) and Xican@ Studies professor at East Los Angeles College and California State University at Northridge

Mark Turcott, Poet

Simon Ortiz, Poet, fiction writer, and Regents Professor at Arizona State University

Ernest Whiteman III, Filmmaker, fiction writer, director of First Nations Film and Video Festival, Inc

Kelly Wisecup, Assistant professor of English, Northwestern University