Photograph of Farina King by Will Wilson (2016)

Farina King, a citizen of the Navajo Nation, is Assistant Professor of History and affiliated faculty of Cherokee and Indigenous Studies at Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, Oklahoma. She is also the director and founder of the NSU Center for Indigenous Community Engagement. She received her Ph.D. at Arizona State University in U.S. History. King specializes in twentieth-century Native American Studies. She is the author of The Earth Memory Compass: Diné Landscapes and Education in the Twentieth Century.


“Refocusing on Indigenous History in Schools,” NSU HawkTalks, January 27, 2021, 3 pm CT.

“Unerasing Memory: Collaborative Research, Activism, Teaching, and Storytelling as Pathways for Indigenous Equity and Empowerment,” 2021 National Council on Public History Annual Meeting (Virtual), March 2021.

2021 Mormon History Association Conference, Rochester/Palmyra, New York, June 10-13, 2021.

Diné Studies Conference, San Juan College, Farmington, New Mexico, June 24-26, 2021.

Read more about Farina King’s recent events.

Native American Representation in Higher Ed Committees on Race and Inequality

June 20, 2020 Please sign and support this petition, BYU’s Committee on Race and Inequality Needs a Native American Representative, which serves to remind Brigham Young University (BYU) and its Academic Vice President C. Shane Reese that it is overdue to listen to and value Native American and Indigenous voices at BYU and throughout the … Continue reading Native American Representation in Higher Ed Committees on Race and Inequality


A Diné Family’s Intergenerational Histories of Disease and Healing From the Long Walk to COVID-19, guest virtual lecture for Meiji Gakuin University, Japan, December 14, 2020. “A Conversation with Edouardo Zendejas, J.D.: Native Images and Struggles Over Representations,” Northeastern State University, November 17, 2020. “Reshaping Educational Landscapes: Everyday Native Women Influencing Schools and Society,” History … Continue reading Events

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  1. Thank you so much for speaking to our group last night, the Indian Territory Genealogical and Historical Society. You didn’t just speak to us. You made your Navajo people come alive and allowed us to
    “meet” your family and understand a small part of what it meant to be Navajo in earlier times. Thank you again.


    • Ahéhee’! Thank you, Diana, for coming and supporting this work and listening to my journey with family history. I appreciate your encouraging and kind words. Best wishes, Farina


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