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Sarah Hernandez

Sarah Hernandez (Sicangu Lakota) is a professor of Native American Literature and the director of the Institute for American Indian Research at the University of New Mexico. Her research focuses on early and contemporary Native American literature. Hernandez is a member of the Oceti Sakowin Writers Society, a nonprofit for Dakota, Nakota, and Lakota writers. Together they launched #NativeReads, a community-based reading campaign and podcast series to increase knowledge and appreciation of the Oceti Sakowin literary tradition.

Featured title: We Are the Stars: Colonizing and Decolonizing the Oceti Sakowin Literary Tradition


  • Friday, Sept. 22 @ 12:45 p.m.We Are the Stars: Telling Stories, Keeping Culture – St. John’s Episcopal Church, Sanctuary
  • Friday, Sept. 22 @ 4:30 p.m. Author Signing Event – The Lodge, Bullock & Roosevelt Rooms
  • Saturday, Sept. 23 @ 10:15 a.m.In Conversation with Diane Wilson: Reflections on Sharing The Seed Keeper with South Dakotans – Holiday Inn Express, Mystic and Savoy Rooms
  • Saturday, Sept. 23 @ 12:45 p.m. Author Signing Event – The Lodge, Bullock & Roosevelt Rooms

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