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Heidi Kiiwetinepinesiik Stark, Faculty Fellow, Fall 2009

Heidi Kiiwetinepinesiik Stark (Department of American Indian Studies, CLA, UM-Duluth), Fall 2009

Project: “Stealing Fire, Scattering Ashes: Anishinaabe Expressions of Sovereignty, Nationhood, and Land Tenure in Treaty Making with the United States and Canada, 1785-1923”

Stark made significant progress on her book manuscript and found that the IAS‘s partnership with the University of Minnesota Press contributed significantly toward this progress, raising the possibility of including the completed volume in the Press‘s First Peoples: New Directions in Indigenous Studies initiative. During her residency, she presented her proposal to the American Indian studies workshop on the Twin Cities campus and discussed revisions of her book proposal with David Wilkins (AIS) and John Borrows (Law), who gave generous feedback and support for the project. She also worked with Wilkins on the revision of American Indian Politics and the American Political System (3rd edition) for Rowman and Littlefield. Residency with the IAS and housing support in the Twin Cities allowed her to make connections with junior and senior faculty at the Twin Cities campus that might not have been possible otherwise. Her fellowship also raised the possibility of future collaboration between the IAS and her home department.

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