2022 Luce Indigenous Knowledge Fellowship Honorable Mentions

The quantity and quality of applications First Nations receives for the Luce Indigenous Knowledge Fellowship is an indicator of the amazing work happening throughout Indian Country. The applicants we are able to accept into the fellowship program are a mere fraction of the number of Indigenous knowledge makers and knowledge practitioners across the country who are bringing important and valuable insights to their Native communities to improve lives and futures.

We honor these individuals who participated in the 2022 application process, both for taking the time to share their expertise with us and for their excellence and commitment as leaders in their knowledge fields.

2022 Fellowship Honorable Mentions and Knowledge Fields

  • April L. Stone, Bad River Band of Ojibwe (Chippewa), Traditional Black Ash Basket Maker
  • Blythe K. George, Yurok, Tribal Justice
  • Chantel Dolphin Lady Comardelle, Choctaw, History and Environmental Justice
  • Christina M. Thomas, Numu (Northern Paiute), Newe (Western Shoshone), and Hopi (Tobacco Clan), Language Resurgence, Indigenous Musicology, and Indigenous Performing Arts
  • Diane M. Zephier, Oglala/Yankton, Epistemology/Philosophy
  • Stormy Hamar, Kaigani Haida, Haida Dugout Canoe Revitalization
  • Helena Jacobs, Koyukon Athbascan, Alaska Native Wellness and Wellbeing
  • Julia Wall, Pueblo of Jemez/Anishinaabe, Indigenous Land Education and Birthwork
  • Leialoha Ilae-Kaleimamahu, Native Hawaiian, Mele/Oli/Hula – Puna Traditions
  • Leslie Jonas, Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, Land Rescue and Conservation, Cultural Respect
  • Luci Tapahonso, Diné (Navajo), Literature
  • Meghanlata Gupta, Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, History and Journalism
  • Mike Marshall, Rosebud Sioux Tribe, Lakota Games and Toys, Parfleche, Ledger Art
  • Pamela Čəlalákəm Bond, Snohomish, Yakama, Ho-Chunk, Cultural Educator, Traditional Storyteller, Plant Medicine Specialist, Weaver, Activist
  • Tamara Lynn Trahant, Shoshone Bannock, Red Bottom Assiniboine, Sustainability, Earth Systems, Indigenous Plants
  • Tanaya Winder, Duckwater Shoshone, Pyramid Lake Paiute, Southern Ute, Literary (Creative Writing), Youth Leadership Development

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