Scott Freeman

2011 Bea Medicine Winner

medicine_freeman.jpgScott Freeman is in his final semester of coursework in the Columbia University-Teachers College PhD program in applied anthropology and is a member of the Sault Ste Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians. After growing up in the San Francisco bay area of California, Scott attended Boston College where he studied psychology and music. He became a Peace Corps volunteer in the Dominican Republic where he worked for two years with youth, the environment, literacy, and sexual health education in a mountain town. After returning to Boston and working for a short time at a youth development organization, he completed a Masters degree in International Education Policy at Harvard University. His previous work in the Dominican Republic has drawn him to study sustainable development initiatives both in the DR and Haiti. His past research has focused on sustainable fishery initiatives and the fishers of the northern coast of the Dominican Republic. His dissertation research will examine similar initiatives on Haiti’s southern coast.

 

Doug Kiel

2011 Bea Medicine Winner

medicine_kiel.jpgDoug Kiel is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of History at the
University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Katrin H. Lamon Resident Scholar at the School for Advanced Research (SAR) in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He studies twentieth century American Indian history, federal Indian law and policy, and the history of the American West. His dissertation examines fifty years of tribal revitalization efforts on the Oneida Reservation in Wisconsin, prior to the advent of casino gaming.