Dina Gilio-Whitaker MA
Affiliation:Colville Confederated TribesPositions:Region:North AmericaBiographical Information:Dina Gilio-Whitaker (Colville Confederated Tribes) is a writer and researcher in Indigenous studies, having earned a bachelor's degree in Native American Studies and a master's degree in American Studies from the University of New Mexico. She is the Policy Director, Senior Researcher and Associate Scholar at the Center for World Indigenous Studies (email: dina at cwis.org). Her work focuses on issues related to indigenous nationalism, self-determination and environmental justice. An award-winning journalist, she is a frequent contributor to Indian Country Today Media Network and Native Peoples Magazine. She is also a co-author along with Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz in the forthcoming book from Beacon Press tentatively titled "'There are No Real Indians Anymore' and 20 Other Myths about Native Americans." More of her work can be viewed at www.dinagwhitaker.wordpress.com.