Dr. Heidi Kiiwetinepinesiik Stark

Dr. Heidi Kiiwetinepinesiik Stark
Position
Associate Professor
Political Science
Credentials

PhD (2008) (Minnesota)

Contact
Office: DTB A351

On leave January 1, 2019 - March 31, 2020

Heidi Kiiwetinepinesiik Stark (Turtle Mountain Ojibwe) received her Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, in 2008. Her doctoral research focused on Anishinaabe treaty-making with the United States and Canada and serves as the foundation for her manuscript Unsettled: Anishinaabe Treaty-Relations and U.S./Canada State-Formation (In progress, University of Minnesota Press, First Peoples Series).

Her primary area of research and teaching is in the field of Indigenous Comparative Politics, Native Diplomacy & Treaty and Aboriginal Rights. She is the co-editor of Centering Anishinaabeg Studies: Understanding the World Through Stories with Jill Doerfler and Niigaanwewidam Sinclair (Michigan State University Press, 2013) and is the co-author of the third edition of American Indian Politics and the American Political System (2010) with Dr. David E. Wilkins.

  • Indigenous comparative politics
  • Indigenous diplomacy and treaty relations
  • Indigenous law and governance
  • US/Canadian Indigenous law and policy

Dr. Stark teaches courses on Indigenous politics.

Teaching 2019-20 - On leave
Courses taught:

Books:

2010 American Indian Politics and the American Political System, 3rd Edition, co-authored with David Wilkins, (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, October 2010), 352 pages. https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781442203891

Edited Books:

2013 Centering Anishinaabe Studies: Understanding the World Through Stories, co-edited with Jill Doerfler and Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair, (East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University Press, February 2013) pg. 259-278. http://uofmpress.ca/books/detail/centering-anishinaabeg-studies

Refereed Journal Articles

2016 "Criminal Empire: The Making of the Savage in a Lawless Land." Theory & Event 19, no. 4 (2016) https://muse.jhu.edu/.

2013 "Nenabozho’s Smartberries: Rethinking Tribal Sovereignty and Accountability" in Michigan State University Law Review, 2013 Mich. St. L. Review, 339-354.

2012 "Marked By Fire: Anishinaabe Articulations of Nationhood in Treaty-Making with the United States and Canada." in American Indian Quarterly, Vol. 36, No. 2 Spring 2012, p.119-149 reprinted in Tribal Worlds: Critical Studies in American Indian Nation Building, edited by Brian Hosmer and Larry Nesper, (Albany, NY: SUNY Press, May 2013).

2012 "The Trans/National Terrain of Anishinaabe Law and Diplomacy" co-authored with Joseph Bauerkemper, Journal of Transnational American Studies, vol. 4, no.1 (2012), pg 1-21.

2010 "Respect, Responsibility, and Renewal: The Foundations of Anishinaabe Treaty-Making with the United States and Canada." American Indian Culture and Research Journal, Special Edition: New Interpretations of Naïve Cultural Preservation, Revitalization, and Persistence, vol.34, no.2 (2010) p.145-164.

2005 "The Bases are Loaded: American Indians and American Studies, It’s Not Just a Game." With Carter Meland, LeAnne Howe, and Joseph Bauerkemper. Commentary by David W. Noble. Joint publication of the Journal of Indigenous Studies (Fall 2005/Spring 2006, Issue 1) and American Studies (Fall/Winter 2005, V. 46, No. 3-4) p. 391-416.

Book Chapters:

2013 "Bagijige: Making an Offering," co-authored with Jill Doerfler and Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair in Centering Anishinaabe Studies: Understanding the World Through Stories, co-edited with Jill Doerfler and Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair (East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University Press, February 2013), pg xv-xxvii

2013 "Transforming the Trickster: Federal Indian Law Encounters Anishinaabe Diplomacy," in Centering Anishinaabe Studies: Understanding the World Through Stories,  co-edited with Jill Doerfler and Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair (East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University Press, February 2013) pg. 259-278

2006 "Flying the Coup: Historical and Procedural Elements of the Indian Child Welfare Act." with Kekek Jason Stark. Outsiders Within. Co-Edited by Jane Jeong Trenka, Julia Chinyere Oparah, & Sun Yung Shin. South End Press. October 2006, p.125-138

2005 "Indian Voters: Awakening A Sovereign Capacity?" co-authored with David E. Wilkins in Dara N. Bryne, ed. The Unfinished Agenda of the Selma-Montgomery Voting Rights March (John Wiley & Sons, 2005), p. 123-133

Expert Witness Report

2013 "Noodawaawaashkeshiwe: Anishinaabe Cultural Concepts Pertinent to Deer Hunting," co-authored with Jason Manidoonoodin Schlender for Case 3:74-cv-00313-bbc, Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians v. State of Wisconsin. 40pgs. (Testified at trial July 2013) 

Encyclopedia Entries:

2008 "Sovereignty", in Encyclopedia of United States-American Indian Policy, Relations, and Law. CQ Press, Congressional Quarterly Inc. October 2008

Book Reviews:

2011 Ojibwe in Minnesota, The People of Minnesota Series, Anton Treuer. (St. Paul, Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2010), in American Indian Culture and Research Journal, 35:4 (2011), 266-67

2009 Lines Drawn Upon the Water: First Nations and the Great Lakes Borders and Borderlands, Edited by Karl Hele. (Waterloo: ON, Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2008) in American Indian Culture and Research Journal, Vol. 33, No. 2 (2009).

2008 American Indians and the Law, N. Bruce Duthu. (New York, NY:Penguin Books, 2008) in American Studies, Vol. 49: 3/4 (2008).

2008 Mihesuah, Devon Abbott. So You Want to Write about American Indians? A Guide for Writers, Students, and Scholars. (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2005) in Indigenous Nations Journal. Vol. 6, No. 1, Spring 2008.

2006 Alfred, Taiaiake. Wasase: Indigenous Pathways of Action and Freedom. (Peterborough, Ontario: Broadview Press, 2005) Social Science Journal. Vol. 43, No. 3, 2006.

Newspaper Articles:

2013 "Commentary on the Purpose and Function of a Constitution" Anishinaabeg Today, September 4, 2013.

2011 "Refocusing Our Values," co-authored with David E. Wilkins, Indian Country Today, July 10, 2011. http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2011/07/10/refocusing-our-values