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Ward Churchill

Ethnic Studies

B.A., M.A., Sangamon State University - Communication

Ward Churchill is a Creek and enrolled Keetoowah Band Cherokee, professor, longtime Native rights activist, acclaimed public speaker, and award-winning writer. A member of the Governing Council of the American Indian Movement of the Colorado chapter of the American Indian Movement, he also serves as Professor of Ethnic Studies and Coordinator of American Indian Studies for the University of Colorado. He is a past national spokesperson for the Leonard Peltier Defense Committee and has served as a delegate to the United Nations Working Group on Indigenous Populations (as a Justice/Raporteur for the 1993 International People's Tribunal on the Rights of Indigenous Hawaiians), and is an advocate/prosecutor of the First Nations International Tribunal for the Chiefs of Ontario.

Selected Publications

  • From a Native Son: Selected Essays in Indigenism, 1985-1995. South End Press: Boston, 1996.
  • Since Predator Came: Notes on the Struggle for American Indian Liberation. Aigis Press: Littleton, CO, 1995.
  • Indians Are Us? Culture and Genocide in Native North America. Common Courage Press: Monroe, ME, 1994.
  • Struggle for the Land: Indigenous Resistance to Genocide, Ecocide and Expropriation in Contemporary North America. Common Courage Press: Monroe, ME, 1993.
  • Fantasies of the Master Race: Literature, Cinema and the Colonization of American Indians. Common Courage Press: Monroe, ME, 1992.
  • The COINTELPRO Papers: Documents from the FBI's Secret War Against Domestic Dissent, (co-authored with Jim Vander Wall). South End Press: Boston, 1991.
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