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The Dawn of Nations Today Student Staff
Jennifer L. Begay, Navajo
Alicia Frank Haviland, German
Mandy G. Hernandez, Hispanic/Santo Domingo Pueblo
Veranda V. Hubbard, Diné
Aundrea D. Jackson, Diné
Akeemi Martinez, Diné
Akilah Martinez, Diné
Jodene A. Nerva, Kewa/Quechan
Caitlin D. Pozernick, Diné /Choctaw
Matthew J. Skeets, Navajo

Guest Contributors
Tiffany S. Lee, associate professor, Native American Studies, UNM
Juan J. Lopez, Mestizo, former Dawn of Nations Today staff, UNM student

Senior Managing Editor & Instructor
Mary K. Bowannie, Zuni Pueblo/Cochiti Pueblo
Native American Studies, University of New Mexico

Lead Professional Mentor and Editorial Coordinator
Andrea D. Hanks, Diné/White Earth Band of Ojibwe

Professional Mentors
Edward Calabaza, Isleta Pueblo/Kewa Pueblo, Calabaza Consultants, LLC
Arcie Chapa, University Libraries, Center for Regional Studies
Russell Contreras, NAHJ, Associated Press
Shaun Griswold, Jemez Pueblo/Zuni Pueblo/Laguna Pueblo, KOB-TV Web Producer, news reporter
Sunnie Clahchischiligi, Diné, Freelance Journalist, editor for Reznetnews.org
Jeremy Wade Shockley, The Southern Ute Drum

Special thanks to
Dan Young, Research Service Learning Program, UNM
Gil Asakawa, University of Colorado, Journalism & Mass Communication
Joe Bergantino, New England Center for Investigative Reporting
Jason Begay, Diné, University of Montana, School of Journalism
Paul DeMain, IndianCountryTV.com
National Association of Hispanic Journalists

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John Paul Rangel, Apache/Navajo/Mestizo
Asphalt Apache Design

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Dawn of Nations Today Volumn 7; Issue 1; May 2012, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, N.M.

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