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Local Resources & Events

For the People Pow Wow

May 25 and 26, 2024, Jaycee Fairgrounds, 1445 Fairgrounds Rd., Jefferson City, Mo.

Resources by Indigenous and Native American scholars and educators

Books & Book Chapters

Theses & Dissertations

Heidi Senungetuk (Inupiaq)

“Creating a Native Space in the City: An Inupiaq Community in Song and Dance. PhD diss., Wesleyan University, 2017.

Robin R. R. Gray (Ts’msyen & Mikisew Cree)

“Ts’msyen Revolution: The Poetics and Politics of Reclaiming.” PhD diss., University of Massachusetts - Amherst, 2015.

Dawn Avery (Mohawk)

“Native Classical: Musical Modernities, Indigenous Research Methodologies, and a Kanienkéha (Mohawk) Concept of Non:Wa (Now).” PhD diss., University of Maryland, 2014.

Jessica Margarita Gutierrez Masini (Detribalized accomplice, Mexican and Indigenous mixed ancestry)

Native American Indigeneity Through Danza in Southwest Powwows: A Decolonizing, Feminist Approach.” PhD diss., University of California, Riverside, 2023.

Stephanie B. Thorne (Western Cherokee Nation)

Looking Through Trees, Finding Squirrels: Healing Traumas in Native America with Traditions, Song, and Dance.” Ph.D. diss., The Florida State University, 2020.

Renata Yazzie (Diné)

“Jesus Woodlą́ą́jí Sin: Sounding a Self-Determined Navajo Christian Church.” Master’s thesis, University of New Mexico, 2022.

Journal Articles

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Robin R. R. Gray (Ts’msyen & Mikisew Cree)

Gray, Robin R. R. “Rematriation: Ts’msyen Law, Rights of Relationality, and Protocols of Return.” Native American and Indigenous Studies 9, no. 1 (2022): 1–27.

Trevor Reed (Hopi)

Reed, Trevor. “Sonic Sovereignty: Performing Hopi Authority in Öngtupqa.” Journal of the Society for American Music 13, no. 4 (November 2019): 508–30.
———. “Who Owns Our Ancestors’ Voices? Tribal Claims to Pre-1972 Sound Recordings.” The Columbia Journal of Law & the Arts 40, no. 2 (2017).

Scores by Indigenous and Native American composers

Selected scores

Indigenous Protocols for Research & Writing

Writing and Citing

Background information


Other scholarly resources

(includes those by settler or non-Indigenous authors)