NEWS AND EVENTS

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ON COVERS AND FRONT PAGES

Dr. Stokes' autobiographical essay, "Coming Out in the Midst of the Orlando Massacre," was featured on the front page of The Huffington Post on June 18, 2016.


Dr. Stokes' autobiographical essay, "What Accidentally Discovering I Was Adopted Taught Me About Religious Freedom," was featured on the front page of The Huffington Post on September 25, 2015.


Dr. Stokes' autobiographical essay, "A Life in America Without Religious Freedom," was featured on the front page of The Huffington Post on September 24, 2015.


Dr. Stokes was featured on the front page of The Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan on March 29, 1999.


 

TELEVISION AND RADIO APPEARANCES

Dr. Stokes appeared on MSN.com, "Boy Scouts Expected To Ratify Resolution To Allow Gay Scoutmasters," July 27, 2015.


Dr. Stokes appeared on NBC, "Boy Scout Board Approves End to Blanket Ban on Gay Adults," July 27, 2015.


Dr. Stokes appeared on CBS, "Boy Scouts Expected To Ratify Resolution To Allow Gay Scoutmasters," July 27, 2015.


Dr. Stokes appeared on Out Chicago, to discuss the First Amendment Defense Act and claims of religious freedom used to attack LGBT rights on August 7, 2016.


Dr. Stokes appeared on Progressive Voices, "How Homophobia is Hurting Our Nation's Foster Children." November 10, 2015. (Broadcast nationally)


Dr. Stokes appeared on This Show is So Gay, Interview About the Boy Scouts' Anti-Gay Policy, the Ethnic Team Name and Mascot Controversy, and Native American Religious Freedom and the Eagle Feather Law. June 4, 2015. (Broadcast nationally)


Dr. Stokes appeared on Native America Calling, "Fight Over Eagle Feathers." February 18, 2015. (Broadcast across the U.S. and Canada).


Dr. Stokes appeared on Native America Calling, "The Sanctity of Eagles." December 19, 2006. (Broadcast across the U.S. and Canada)


Dr. Stokes appeared on The Robert Christian Show, "DaShanne Stokes Civil Rights Activist." June 19, 2015.


Dr. Stokes appeared on Out Chicago, The Boy Scouts of America Anti-Gay Policy and Membership Controversy, April 12, 2015


Dr. Stokes appeared on Uprising Radio, "Erasing the 'R' Word from our Lexicon," May 27, 2014.


Dr. Stokes appeared on The Beat of Sports, Interviewed About Dan Snyder and Changing the Discriminatory Washington Football Team Name. April 22, 2014.


Dr. Stokes appeared on First Voices Indigenous Radio, "The Eagle Feather Law: How Religious Freedom in America is Restricted for Native Americans." March 1, 2007


Dr. Stokes appeared on South Dakota Public Radio, Leonard Peltier and Contemporary Issues in Native American Culture. April 4, 2000.


 

NEWS

August 3, 2016
Dr. Stokes' article, "Religious Freedom Claims Are A Fraud," was featured as a trending article and as "What's Hot" on the front page of The Huffington Post.


June 18, 2016
Dr. Stokes' article, "Coming Out in the Midst of the Orlando Massacre" was featured on the front page of The Huffington Post.


March 2, 2016
Today, DaShanne successfully defended his doctoral dissertation and was awarded his Ph.D. His dissertation examined the contested recognition of Tibet, Taiwan, and Palestine as states, issues which shape ongoing human rights struggles as well as international cultural and political conflicts.


September 25, 2015
DaShanne's article, "What Discovering I was Adopted Taught Me About Religious Freedom," was featured on the front page of The Huffington Post.


September 24, 2015
DaShanne's article, "A Life in America Without Religious Freedom," was featured on the front page of The Huffington Post.


July 27, 2015
DaShanne is now writing for The Huffington Post. Read his first article, "Pity the Privileged."


June 26, 2013

DaShanne's article, "Eagle Feathers and the Imperialist Conquest of State Recognized Tribes," was cited as an authority in the appellant brief and motion for summary judgment in McAllen Grace Brethren Church v. Salazar, 44 ELR 20194, No. 13-40326, (5th Cir., 08/20/2014).


February 27, 2006

This week marks the launch of Religious Freedom with Raptors, a political interest group founded by DaShanne Stokes to promote religious freedom, racial equality, and tribal sovereignty in the religious and spiritual use of eagles, hawks, and other birds of prey for Native American spiritual practices.


 

INVITED TALKS AND LECTURES

"Smoke Signals."
November 9, 2005. Emmanuel College, Boston, MA.


"The Culture of Memory: The Socio-Cultural Uses and Misuses of Memory."
October 25, 2005. Emmanuel College, Department of Psychology, Boston, MA.


"The Fellowship of Fires."
Stokes, DaShanne et al. March 17, 1998. The University of South Dakota, School of Education, Vermillion, SD.


 

SELECTED ARTICLES

MSN.com

If My Black-Sounding Name Offends You, Please Don't Hire Me

Is This the Real Reason Why the U.S. Doesn't Recognize Palestine?


The Huffington Post

We Need To Move Beyond LGBT Alphabet Soup And Slurs

Coming Out in the Midst of the Orlando Massacre

You Can't Support Trump Without Supporting His Racism

Is This The Real Reason Why The U.S. Doesn't Recognize Palestine?

We Need to Talk About Being #NativeOnCampus

We Need A National Adoption Month Unscripted

Ten Questions Answered About Late Discovery Adoption

How Racism is Hurting Our Nation's Foster Children

If My Black-Sounding Name Offends You, Please Don't Hire Me

What Accidentally Discovering I was Adopted Taught Me About Religious Freedom

A Life in America Without Religious Freedom

From Abused and Homeless to Ph.D.

Fighting Discrimination, Discovering Who We're Fighting For

Adoptee Rights Are Your Rights, Too

Top 5 Ways to Overcome Discrimination

Pity the Privileged


The Advocate

The Religious Freedom Argument is a Sham**

**Reprinted as "Religious Freedom Claims Are A Fraud" in The Huffington Post.

**Featured as a trending article and as "What's Hot" on the Front Page of The Huffington Post, August 3, 2016.

Hillary, the Boy Scouts Need You**

**Reprinted as "Would A Clinton Presidency End The Boy Scouts' LGBT Discrimination?" in The Huffington Post.

This Country Is Apparently Still Not Ready For Gay Parents

Why the Boy Scouts' New Policy Still Discriminates

Robert Gates and the Boy Scouts Need to Try Harder

Boy Scouts, Time For A New Lesson


Indian Country Today

Anti-Indian Racism is Everywhere in America

Sovereign Means Sovereign! U.S. Must Stop Interfering With Tribal Nations

The Eagle Feather Law and State Recognized Tribes

Offensive Words Lead to Offensive Actions

R-Word Lies: Don't Confuse Free Speech With Hate Speech

A New Rallying Cry for the Red*kins

5 Studies That Prove Dan Snyder is Wrong About 'Redskins'

Time to Stop Playing Cowboys and Indians

Rights vs. Identity: Divisions Run Deep Over Hickory Ground

Eagle Feathers and the Imperialist Conquest of State Recognized Tribes**

**Reprinted in Native American Times

Time for New Eagle Feather Law**

**Reprinted in Native American Times


Diverse

Graduate Culture


The Chronicle of Higher Education

Sage, Sweetgrass and the First Amendment**

**Reprinted 2001-2008 as a chapter in The University in Your Future, edited by P. M. Lowentrout. Long Beach, CA: California State University, Long Beach (2001: Pp. 61; 2002: Pp. 33; 2003: Pp. 28; 2004: Pp. 20; 2005: Pp. 40; 2006: Pp. 29; 2007: Pp. 72-73; 2008: Pp. 71-72).


Adoption Today

Discovering 'Who' in a Land of 'What'


 

PRESS COVERAGE

In Books


Dr. Stokes was quoted in Collins, Chuck. 2016. Born on Third Base: A One Percenter Makes the Case for Tackling Inequality, Bringing Wealth Home, and Committing to the Common Good (Chelsea Green Publishing).


Dr. Stokes was quoted in Redskins: Insult and Brand (University of Nebraska Press)


Dr. Stokes was quoted in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Create Your Best Future (CSS Boniuk).


Dr. Stokes was quoted in The Native American Mascot Controversy: A Handbook (Rowman & Littlefield).


Dr. Stokes was quoted in Eating Fire, Tasting Blood: An Anthology of the American Indian Holocaust (Thunders Mouth Press).


 

Quotes on in Newspapers, Journals, and Magazines

Dr. Stokes' fresh and provocative thinking has been quoted hundreds of times around the world in major outlets like People, USA Today, The Hill, MSN, BET, The Nation, Elite Daily, The Daily Dot, Huffington Post, The Daily Caller, Observer, International Business Times, The Courier-Gazette, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, The Charlotte Observer, and The Philadelphia Inquirer.

 

PRESENTATIONS AT SCHOLARLY CONFERENCES

"The Role of Political Recognition in Native American Political Mobilization."
August 20, 2011 (w/ Sam Potter). Paper presented at the 61st annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Social Problems, Las Vegas, NV.


"Law, Identity, and Power of Recognition: Domination and Resistance in Native American Federal Acknowledgement." August 17, 2010. Paper presented at the 105th annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, Atlanta, GA.


"Native American Mobilization and the Power of Recognition."
August 13, 2010. Paper presented at the 60th annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Social Problems, Atlanta, GA.


"The Myth of Religious Freedom: Native Americans, Identity Politics and the Eagle Feather Law."
August 10, 2009. Paper presented at the 104th annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, San Francisco, CA.


"Race, Identity Politics, and a Native American Social Movement That Could Have Been."
August 7, 2009. Paper presented at the 59th annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Social Problems, August 7, San Francisco, CA.


"In the Land of the Free: Suppressing an Indigenous Social Movement Through Identity Politics."
March 31, 2009. Paper presented at the Workshop Series on Power, Resistance, and Social Change. University of Pittsburgh, Department of Sociology, Pittsburgh, PA.


"The Peace Corps and the American Empire."
August 11, 2007. Presented at the 102nd annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, New York, NY.


"Native American Perceptions of Sibling Abuse."
March 11, 2005 (w/ K. Westmiller). Presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Boston, MA.


"Implicit Theories of Wife Abuse."
April 15, 2004 (w/ K. Rapoza and T. Zaveri). Presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Washington, DC.


"Reinventing the Social Conservation Psyche."
April 19, 2002. Presented at Idea Fest, April 19, Vermillion, SD.


"Unity Through Diversity: Native American Students and the Seventh Generation."
Stokes, DaShanne et al. April 17, 1998. Presented at Idea Fest, Vermillion, SD.