Photograph of Farina King by Will Wilson (2016)

Farina King is Assistant Professor of History and affiliated faculty of Cherokee and Indigenous Studies at Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, Oklahoma. She received her Ph.D. at Arizona State University in U.S. History. King specializes in twentieth-century Native American Studies.

King is teaching Native American History, a full-term course, this fall 2017 at NSU.

King HIST 3723 Flyer

Artwork and photography in the course flyer done by Ardash Crowfoot.


Mascot Issue Panel Flyer Sept 26 NSU



Panel flyer draft

“Natives and Institutions: Gender and Navigating Wardship,” August 4, 2017, Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association Annual Meeting, California State University, Northridge.

Roundtable: “Indian Student Placement Program Experiences,” Mormon History Association Conference, St. Louis, Missouri, June 2017.

Roundtable: “Intergenerational Oral Histories of Intermountain Boarding School,” Southwest Oral History Association Conference, Tempe, Arizona, April 2017.

Roundtable: “State of the Department of Cherokee and Indigenous Studies,” 45th Annual Symposium on the American Indian, “Indian Givers: Indigenous Inspirations,” Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, Oklahoma, April 2017.

“The Mountains Beyond the School Walls,” March 22, 2017, Clements Center Monthly Talks, Southern Methodist University, Dallas.

Roundtable: “Everyday Acts of Resurgence.” American Indian Studies Association Conference, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, February 2017.

Forum on “Indigenous Knowledge Matters” (invited panelist), November 21, 2016, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas.


“Water River Life Giver: Engaging Navajos and Diverse Communities in Addressing Clean Water Issues,” November 19, 2016, American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, Minnesota.


John Norder, Holly Brause, Al Gedicks, Blaire Topash-Caldwell, & Farina King (AAA 2016)

“#NoDAPL and Stand With Standing Rock” Forum (invited panelist), November 14, 2016, University of Texas, Arlington.


UTA Panel on #NoDAPL Movement

“Disruptive education: unveiling and dismantling the doctrine of settler colonialism through curriculum,” November 13, 2016, National Women’s Studies Association Annual Conference, Montréal, Canada.


See the Clements Center and Maguire Energy Institute forum on YouTube through the following weblink: Why Standing Rock Matters (helped to organize).

“Histories of Indigenous Education,” October 23, 2016, Western History Association Annual Conference, St. Paul, Minnesota.


Indian Education History panelists (WHA 2016)

“Decolonization, Research, & Community,” October 14, 2016, “Native American and Indigenous Studies, Colonialism, and the University” Fall Workshop, Consortium for Studies in Race, Colonialism, and Diaspora, Tufts University.

“Native American Oral History Close to Home,” October 13 & 15, 2016, Oral History Association Annual Meeting, Long Beach, California.


Native American Oral History panelists with Madonna Thunder Hawk at OHA 2016

“Curiosities of New Mexico at Bachechi Open Space,” September 27, 2016, New Mexico State Archives, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

“Gender Roles in History,” September 26, 2016, The Inaugural Gender and Sexuality Conference, University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, Oklahoma.


Christina Naruszewicz, Mandi Stewart, and Farina King at UCO

“Author Meets Critics: A Panel Discussion of Hokulani Aikau’s A Chosen People, A Promised Land: Mormonism and Race in Hawai’i (University of Minnesota Press, 2012),” June 10, 2016, Mormon History Association Conference, Snowbird, Utah.


Hokulani Aikau, Elise Boxer, Farina King, and Sujey Vega at MHA 2016

Workshop on “American Indians and Mormons,” June 7, 2016, Charles Redd Center for Western Studies, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah.

Broadcast of Moccasin Tracks on “Water River Life Giver and Navajo Water Issues,” May 31, 2016, WRUV FM Burlington, Podcast.

Roundtable on “Indigenous Survival in Education,” May 18, 2016, Native American and Indigenous Studies Association Annual Meeting, Honolulu, Hawai’i.


Derek Taira, Farina King, Preston McBride, & Cinnamon Spear at NAISA 2016

Water River Life Giver, Symposium on Water is Life and water issues featuring Navajo guest speakers on the Gold King Mine Waste Water Spill, April 29, 2016, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire. Farina King helped to organize this symposium. Learn more about the event at WaterRiverLifeGiver.org. You can also view a recording of the event at http://waterriverlifegiver.org/livestream-of-event/.


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