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Níts'áá dóó Ídahwiil'aah Fellowship

 Diné College Seeks Visiting Fellows for the

Nits’áá dóó ídaahwiil’aah "We are Learning From You"

Fellows Program 

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Diné College announces the Nits’áá dóó í aahwiil’aah “We are learning from you” fellowship program. Diné College seeks visiting scholars, artists, political leaders, and public intellectuals, to live in residence as a fellow at Diné College’s main campus in Tsaile, Arizona campus for one school year year, semester, summer, or one month term. The Fellows Program offers a unique opportunity for Diné to come home to the Nation’s college and share their knowledge as well as expand their knowledge through research and or the creative process. 

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 The intention of the Fellows Program is to advance the research, artistic, or policy agendas of visiting Fellows, and to use their expertise to engage with the humanities, arts, and interpretive social sciences in order to benefit Diné College students and the wider Navajo community. The Fellow will work in partnership with students at Diné College in order to expand and disseminate Navajo wisdom to inform audiences both within and outside of the Navajo Nation. Fellows will live in residence in a modern eight sided hogan located in the quiet faculty community adjacent to the Tsaile campus, located near the Chuska mountains. Funded through a grant from the Mellon Foundation, the Nits’áá dóó í aahwiil’aah “We are learning 

Current Fellow 

As the Nits’áá dóó ídahwiil’aah Fellow, Greyeyes currently has organized the Nits’áá dóó ídahwiil’aah  podcasts, speaker series, and teaches at Diné College. She is also conducting research on her manuscript, The Future of Indigenous Governance: The Moral Economy of the Navajo Land Back Movement. My research will examine the Landback movement articulated by current Native American activists. Landback is a call for the return of stolen Native American lands and territories in the United States. Landback rhetoric has heightened due to social movements such as the No Dakota Access Pipeline (NoDAPL) protests. These social movements are in response to United States destructive stewardship of lands resulting in the destabilization impacts upon sacred lands and spaces. The Landback rhetoric from Native American activists must be understood especially amidst Native American leaders’ governing goals. Native American leaders are elected to manage the affairs of their Native people. The activist’s language is dismissed as too lofty or without intellectual grounding. But intellectually, the Landback rhetoric is echoed in the language of leaders such as tribal sovereignty and the federal Indian trust relationship. Tribal sovereignty is understood by the United States as upholding federal trust relationships that were established through federal Indian treaties. The treaty period in the United States ended but these agreements have been codified into U.S. statutes that guide and shape how the federal government engages with tribal nations.

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