Native American Leadership Council
In 2014-2015, Northwestern established a Native American Leadership Council, comprised of eight Native American community leaders, to provide insight and counsel for our Native American Inclusion initiative. The inaugural meeting was held on May 19, 2015. Council members met with students, faculty, staff, and alumni from across campus to provide guidance about a wide range of topics, including outreach, admissions, research, teaching, and student affairs.
2019 Native American Leadership Council Members
- Dr. Elise Boxer, Assistant Professor, History, Native American Studies, University of South Dakota; Board Member, American Indian Studies Association
- Dr. Bryan McKinley Jones Brayboy, President's Professor and Borderlands Professor of Indigenous Education and Justice, School of Social Transformation, Arizona State University; Director, Center for Indian Education
- Dr. Elizabeth Hoover, Manning Assistant Professor of American Studies and Ethnic Studies; Brown University
- Ms. Vicki Limas, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Professor of Law and Co-director of the Native American Law Center, University of Tulsa (term ending in 2019)
- Dr. Tsianina Lomawaima, Professor, Justice & Social Inquiry; Distinguished Scholar of Indigenous Education, Center for Indian Education; School of Social Transformation, Arizona State University (term ending in 2019)
- Ms. Heather Miller, Executive Director, American Indian Center of Chicago
- Mr. Quinton Roman Nose, Executive Director, Tribal Education Departments National Assembly, Co.
- Dr. Karina Walters, Associate Dean for Research, University of Washington School of Social Work; Director, Indigenous Wellness Research Institute
- Mr. W. Richard West, Jr., President and CEO, Autry National Center of the American West
- Mr. Gordon Yellowman, Sr., Peace Chief, Southern Cheyenne, Assistant Executive Director of Education, Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes