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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.

UPCOMING EVENTS

“Four Directions. One Earth. Mission United,” Virtual Event, The Museum of Native American History, Bentonville, Arkansas, October 1 -3, 2020.

Little Berks 2020, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, October 2020.

Western History Association 2020 Virtual Conference, October 14-17, 2020.

“Reshaping Educational Landscapes: Everyday Native Women Influencing Schools and Society,” History of Education Society Virtual Conference 2020.

2021 Annual Meeting (Virtual) of the American Historical Association, Seattle, Washington, January 7-10, 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

Events

2020 Southwest Oral History Association Virtual Conference, September 11-13, 2020. Learn more at the SOHA News Blog. “The Fluidity of Power,” This Land is Herland, a series of programs on women’s activism in Oklahoma, The Oklahoma Historical Society and the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, August 13, 2020. This program considers how women in early … 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.

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    • 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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