Native American Voices: A Reader Released: Chickasaw Scholar is Editor and Writer

Native American Voices: A Reader, 3rd Edition, published by Pearson-Prentice Hall, is now available through the publisher and on Amazon.  Traci L Morris, a Chickasaw scholar and educator, is one of three editors on this edition, including Susan Lobo and Steve Talbot. Morris is also an author of numerous entries in the reader.

This 3rd Edition is significantly updated and appropriate for lower level college courses in American Indian Studies, Anthropology, and Ethnic Studies.  It is also very accessible for the general reader.    Native American Voices: A Reader has been extensively revised to reflect the most contemporary thought and scholarship regarding Native themes and issues.

Voices is exactly what the title indicates, a selection of readings by various Native American educators, authors, scholars, elders and community members.  The topics range from history to NAGPRA, from the environment to economic development, from art to nation building.

Included in this comprehensive revision of entire book includes three new parts added to the revised original 10 parts: Native Representations: Media and the Arts; Nation Building and Sustainable Development; and Urbanism: Ancient and Contemporary. The expanded appendices include a comprehensive list of internet resources, Indigenous Peoples’ organizations, and educational institutions. New informative boxes are scattered throughout the book give quick reference to essential facts and statistics, events, and people.  Numerous new Native works of poetry and art have been added that demonstrate contemporary Indian vision and creativity.

If you would like more information, please contact Traci L. Morris. The book can be ordered from Pearson-Prentice Hall and Amazon. Please contact the publisher for desk copies.

Published by Traci L. Morris

Dr. Morris, the Director of the American Indian Policy Institute at Arizona State University is a member of the Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma. Under her leadership, the AIPI has grown and diversified its service to Indian Country via an MOU formalizing a long-standing partnership with the Native American Finance Officers Association (NAFOA) and forming the Tribal Economic Leadership Program offering training in Tribal Economic Governance and Tribal Financial Management; access to Entrepreneurship training and tribal business support through Inno-Nations; and Economic Development Consulting; and, the formalization of the Institute via by-laws and an advisory board comprised of both internal ASU leadership and external tribal and non-tribal leadership. In her work at both ASU and prior, Morris has worked with Native American tribes; Tribal businesses; Native American non-profits; Native media makers, artists, and galleries; written a college-accredited curriculum in Native American new media; and has advocated for digital inclusion at the Federal Communications Commission and on Capitol Hill. Morris’s research and publications on Native American media and the digital divide is focused on Internet use, digital inclusion, network neutrality, digital and new media curriculums, digital inclusion and development of broadband networks in Indian Country. Her book, Native American Voices: A Reader, continues to be a primary teaching tool in colleges throughout the country. Dr. Morris is Affiliated Faculty at ASU's School for the Future of Innovation in Society, an Affiliate of ASU's Center for Gender Equity in Science and Technology, a Senior Sustainability Scholar at the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability, President of the Board of the Phoenix Indian Center, Board member of the Arizona American Indian Chamber of Commerce, and on the Advisory Council of the Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries and Museums. Formerly, Morris served member of the Advisory Board for the Department of Labor's Native American Employment and Training Council and served a two-year appointment (2014-2016 and 2010-2012) on the Federal Communications Commission's Consumer Advisory Committee. As an entrepreneur prior to her ASU appointment, Morris founded Homahota Consulting LLC, a national Native American woman-owned professional services firm working in policy analysis, telecommunications, education, and research assisting tribes in their nation-building efforts and working with Native Nations, tribal businesses and those businesses working with tribes. Morris has an M. A. and Ph.D. from the University of Arizona’s American Indian Studies, in addition to a B.A. in Liberal Arts from Colorado State University.

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