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AKIKWE CORNELL

Akikwe Cornell is the 2015-2016 Pre-doctoral Fellow in American Indian Studies. Cornell is presently a Doctoral Candidate in American Studies at the University of Minnesota and an enrolled member of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Michigan. Her dissertation, “Camouflaged Indians: American Indian Veterans in the United States Armed Forces,” argues that American Indians serving in the Armed Forces work through American imperialism and colonialism to assert their political and cultural identities as separate and distinct from the American nation-state that symbolically wields Indianness in an effort to disavow Indigenous sovereignty. This research investigates how and why the contributions of Native veterans have been overlooked through an examination of the significance and symbolism of the United States military’s use of metaphors and representations of Native veterans in popular discourse and popular culture.

FUNDING

PREVIOUS FELLOWS

2014-15         

WAASEYAA'SIN CHRISTINE SY

 

2013-14        

KATHRYN SWEET

 

2012-13        

CHELSEA MEAD 

 

2011-12        

GABRIELA RÍOS

 

2010-11        

CAMIE AUGUSTUS

 

2009-10        

ANGELA PARKER

 

2008-09        

CHRISTINA STANCIU

 

2007-08        

CHANTAL NORGAARD

        

2006-07        

JILL DOERFLER

 

2005-06        

ROBERT INNES

 

2004-05        

WENDY MAKOONS GENIUSZ

 

2003-04        

CATHLEEN CAHILL

 

2002-03        

BRIAN KLOPOTEK

 

2001-02        

JOANNE DiNOVA

 

2000-01        

MINDY MORGAN

JOHN NORDER