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Distinguished Speaker Series

Neyooxet Greymorning

Professor of Anthropology and Native American Studies

University of Montana


Neyooxet Greymorning is a full professor in the departments of Anthropology and Native American Studies at the University of Montana. As well as having conducted language workshops among First Nations peoples of Australia, Canada, Italy, and the United States, he has maintained an active research and teaching agenda that includes Indigenous sovereignty issues, contemporary global issues of Indigenous Peoples, Indigenous Global Health and Healing, and Native American language rejuvenation and retention. Professor Greymorning earned his Ph.D. from University of Oklahoma in 1992, and began his academic career at the University of Alberta. He served as the Acting Director of the Indigenous Governance Programs at the University of Victoria in British Columbia from 2001-2002, and has also been a visiting scholar at Southern Cross University in Australia, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and New England University, also in Australia, 2013, 2014, and 2017. Neyooxet’s work in developing strategies toward strengthening and sustaining Native languages led to his developing Accelerated Second Language Acquisition (ASLA©™). He is the founder and Executive Director of Hinono'eitiino’oowu' – Arapaho Language Lodge and was named three times to Who's Who Among America’s College and University Teachers (1999, 2004, 2005). His most recent publications; Beyond IHS: Indigenous Knowledge and Traditional Approaches to Health and Healing, is a chapter in American Indian Health and Nursing, and The Anglocentric Supremacy of the Marshall Court is published in the Albany Government Law Review. His book Being Indigenous, Perspectives on Activism, Culture, Language and Identity, is scheduled for publication in September.