Dina Gilio-Whitaker (Colville Confederated Tribes) is an independent writer and researcher in Indigenous studies, having earned a bachelor’s degree in Native American Studies and a master’s degree in American Studies from the University of New Mexico, and also holds the position of research associate and associate scholar at the Center for World Indigenous Studies. Her work focuses on issues related to Indigenous nationalism, self-determination, environmental justice, and the intersections of indigeneity and surf culture. She is a co-author (with Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz) of the forthcoming book from Beacon Press titled ‘All the Real Indians Died Off’ and 20 Other Myths about Native Americans. Also forthcoming is a contribution to the Critical Surf Studies Reader from Duke University Press. An award-winning journalist, she is a frequent contributor and columnist at Indian Country Today Media Network and Native Peoples Magazine.

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