M.A., American Studies, University of New Mexico
B.A., Native American Studies, University of New Mexico
Dina Gilio-Whitaker (Colville Confederated Tribes) is a former writer for ThoughtCo. She is a lecturer of American Indian Studies at California State University San Marcos and an independent consultant and educator on environmental justice and other indigenous policy-related issues. She has also authored and co-authored books about indigenous policy. In addition, Dina works as an educator in a K-12 American Indian education program in southern California.
Dina Gilo-Whitaker holds a bachelor’s degree in Native American Studies and a master's degree in American Studies (focus: Native Studies) from the University of New Mexico. Her research interests are decolonization theory, indigenous environmental justice, and international indigenous issues. As an undergraduate, she graduated summa cum laude and graduated with distinction from her master's program.
Awards and Publications
Native American Journalists Association Media Award, 2015
As Long as Grass Grows: The Indigenous Fight for Environmental Justice from Colonization to Standing Rock (Beacon Press, 2019)
All the Real Indians Died Off: And 20 Other Myths About Native Americans (Beacon Press, 2016)
ThoughtCo is a premier reference site focusing on expert-created education content.
We are one of the top-10 information sites in the world as rated by comScore, a leading Internet measurement company.
Every month, more than 13 million readers seek answers to their questions on ThoughtCo.
For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired.
We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population monthly.
Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone, and recently Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.