Heather Menefee

HIA Program:

United-states United States 2015


Heather Menefee is a researcher and writer who was raised in Maryland, D.C. and Milton, Georgia. She graduates from Northwestern University in June of 2015 with a degree in Native American Studies. She has been engaged in indigenous and Palestine solidarity activism on campus with the Native American and Indigenous Student Alliance, including an ongoing effort to decolonize and remediate the University's relationship to the Cheyenne and Arapaho and nearby Tribal Nations and communities. Over the past two years she has been completing a community-based research project with a Dakota Community, focused on documenting and theorizing ongoing displacement and Federal mismanagement and developing economic futures that transcend the colonial imaginary. After the Fellowship, she will likely return to Mnisota Makoce to be near her mentors and eventually work toward a Ph.D in Critical Ethnic Studies.