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Annita Lucchesi

Annita Lucchesi is a faculty member in the Liberal Arts division at Blackfeet Community College (BCC), a TCU serving the Blackfeet Nation, in rural northern Montana. She earned her BA in Geography from the University of California, Berkeley and an MA in American Studies from Washington State University. She will begin her doctoral studies at the University of Lethbridge in Fall 2017, pursuing a PhD in Cultural, Social, & Political Thought. At BCC, she teaches a wide range of liberal arts courses, including College Writing 101, Intro to Critical Thinking, and Indigenous Philosophies. Annita's research interests include critical cartography, historiography, indigenous experiences of genocide, indigenous feminisms, and indigenous pedagogies. Her MA thesis explored the use of cartography to create holistic narratives of Native American intergenerational experiences of genocide, and her current work maps the issue of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls, with the aim of creating resources that can create space for restorative justice. Annita is Southern Cheyenne; her band traditionally made their home where the Rocky Mountains meet the Plains, in northern Colorado and southern Wyoming. Her Indian name is Hetoevėhotohke'e, which translates to Evening Star Woman.