2024 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 2024 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.

2024 Fellowship Honorable Mentions and Knowledge Fields

  • Maile Arvin, Native Hawaiian, Hawaiian History
  • Randilynn Boucher, Diné/Dakota, Indigenous Education through Language Immersion, Land-based, Art
  • Hugh Burnam, Mohawk Nation, Wolf Clan, Indigenous Sovereignty and Education
  • Sarah James, Native Village of Venetie Tribal Government; Arctic Village Council, Neets’aii Gwich’in Traditional Ecological Knowledge
  • Beverly Kokrine, Village of Huslia, Koyukon Athabascan Language
  • Akilah Martinez, Diné, Futuristic Indigenous Language & Cultural Revitalization
  • Susan Masten, Yurok, Governance
  • Zachariah Mitteness, Anishinaabe, Language/Cultural Lifeways
  • Katrina-Ann Oliveira, Native Hawaiian, olelo Hawaii Language Revitalization
  • Polly Olsen, Yakama, Museum
  • PuaOEleili Pinto, Kanaka ‘Oiwi, Plant Medicine, Childbirth
  • Joni Tobacco, Oglala Lakota, Ecological
  • Richard Two Dogs, Oglala Lakota, College Instructor


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