Dr. Heidi Kiiwetinepinesiik Stark

Dr. Heidi Kiiwetinepinesiik Stark
Position
Associate Professor
Political Science
Credentials

PhD (2008) (Minnesota)

Contact
Office: DTB A351

 

September to December 2018 office hours:

By appointment.

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 2018-19

Fall 2018:

  • IN 601: Foundations of Indigenous Nationhood

Spring 2019: No teaching in Political Science

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