Academic and Professional Portfolio


My current service includes community historical preservation efforts where I focus on foodways, language and culture documentation and survivance. I am a founding member and current secretary of HoMinti Society, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting cultural awareness, service, community organizing, and education. I was honored to serve as an elected leader on the Choctaw-Apache Community of Ebarb tribal council (2011-2014),  to work on various committees (2010-2022), and to be master of ceremonies (MC) for the children’s powwow at Ebarb community (K-12) public school and Arena Director for the Fall and Spring Powwows.  I have been a substitute teacher (K-12) in Sabine Parish Schools. I have been recognized for my leadership and service contributions at university honor awards ceremonies and am a member of Golden Key International Honor Society and Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society.

Service to the Community 

Secretary and founding member, Ho Minti Society, 2014-Present

Coordinator, Kabucha Toli/Stickball at Hampshire College, Fall 2021-Spring 2023

A community discussion (Robert Caldwell and Jean-Luc Pierite) on the film “Inhabitants: An Indigenous Perspective,” December 7, 2021

Powwow Committee, Choctaw-Apache Community of Ebarb, 2011-2014; 2019-June 2021

Panel Moderator, Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women,” Sixth Annual American Indian Heritage Day in Texas, 2018

Judge, National History Day at U.T. Artlington, 2012, 2013, 2014

Powwow Committee, U.T. Arlington, 2012-2015

Council member, Choctaw-Apache Community of Ebarb, 2011-2014

Delegate, National Congress of American Indians, 2011-2014

Digitization of the Ebarb Community Collection for CGHRC and Choctaw-Apache Community of Ebarb

Service to the Profession

Organization of American Historians 2024 Program Committee

Editorial Advisory Committee, Contemporary Issues and Methods in Indigenous Studies, University of Alabama Press, 2022-Present

Member, Board of Directors of the Louisiana Historical Association 2022-2025

Committee Member, Hugh Rankin Prize Committe, Louisiana Historical Association, 2022-2023

Council Member, Society for the History of “Discoveries.”

Conference Planning Committe, NAISA Regional Gathering Spring 2022

Conference Planning Committee, Tulane NOCGS Indigenous Studies Symposium 2022

Board Member, Texas Map Society 2022-2023

Section Editor, Traversea a journal of Transatlantic History, 2013-2017

Symposium Planning Committee, Frontier Odyssey: the Lives and Legacy of Cynthia and Quanah Parker

Workshop Planning Committee, Indians at the Center: Rethinking US History and Geography, February 2017

Conference Planning Committee, Transatlantic History Conference, 2014, 2016

Service to the College/ University

Faculty Search Committee, University at Buffalo Department of Indigenous Studies, 2022- Present

Curriculum Planning Committee, University at Buffalo Department of Indigenous Studies, 2022-Present

Faculty Search Committee,  NAIS position, Thematic Area: Decolonization, Racial Justice, and Liberation, Hampshire College, Spring 2023

Indigenous Student Mentor, University at Buffalo 2022

Moderator, Discussion of Inhabitants with Environments and Change Learning Collaborative Hampshire College, October 2022

Division III Showcase Faciliator, Hampshire College May 20, 2022

Nomination, Board of Trustees Business Operations Committee, Hampshire College 2022

Nomination, Faculty Speaker Spring 2022 Commencement, Hampshire College 2022

Planning Committee, Schocket Lecture and Pre-Lecture Seminar, Hampshire College 2022

Presenter, North American Indigenous Stickball Initiative, Environments and Change Learning Collaborative, Hampshire College, November 17, 2021

Organizer, Kabucha Toli/Stickball Demonstration at Library Lawn for Engage Confernce, Community Education Day at Hampshire College, October 20, 2021.

Student mentor, “We Make Community By Hand,” a course by William MacAdams funded by an NAIS/Mellon Grant, Spring 2021

Student Success Mentor, SOWELA Technical Community College, Fall 2019- Fall 2020

Graduation Committee, SOWELA Technical Community College, Spring 2020

Louisiana’s Native Culture (invited speaker),  Illumination Series, SOWELA Technical Community College, February 18, 2020

Moderator, Language, Learning and Technology panel, College of Liberal Arts Student Spotlight Forum, April 4, 2019

Co-Moderator, Intertribal Discussion: Belonging and Identity Native American Student Association, September 10, 2018

Local Organizing Committee, CoLang 2014: Institute on Collaborative Language Research

Judge, ACES (Annual Celebration of Excellence by Students) Conference, University of Texas at Arlington, 2013; 2016

Graduate Student Senate, University of Texas at Arlington, 2013-2015

Delegate, World Social Forum, 2003, Porto Alegre Brazil

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