Dr. Dawn Karima Welcome her to Indian Voices

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Dr Dawn KarimaDr. Dawn Karima has recently joined the writing staff here at Indian Voices, and we are quite excited to see what she can bring to us with her diverse experise and educational backgroung in Native American Music and a link to her live broadcast based in Cherokee, North Carolina.  The following is gleaned from her linkedin account, and will keep you posted as she updates any of the information that is to be added to this short bio: 


Dr. Dawn Karima, a Native American Music Award Winner,Indigenous Artist Activist Award Winner and an Indigenous Music Award Nominee, is a broadcaster,author,filmmaker,recording artist,educator and host of A Conversation with Dawn Karima on Talktainment Radio.Her novel,The Marriage of Saints,was released as part of the University of Oklahoma 's American Indian Studies series and became a finalist for the New Mexico Book Award. Her novel, The Way We Make Sense,was a finalist in Native First Book Award Competition.Children Learn What They Read, is her book about spirituality and diversity in children’s literature.THE DESIRE OF NATIONS,her CD,won a Native American Music Award.This former Ms. Native American Worldwide, Ms. Native American Achievement and Ms. North Carolina Achievement titleholder is a filmmaker, whose films have appeared in many film festivals:The International Cherokee Film Festival, The International Indigenous Film Festival, American Indian Film Festival, The Heard Museum Native Film Festival, The Comanche Nation Film Festival, Madhuri Film Festival, Torino Film Festival and Tulalip Native American Film Festival. Her short film, The Boundary of Moab won Best Animation at the International Cherokee Film Festival and Best Animated Short at the Santa Fe 3 Minute Film Festival and a Silver winner for Animated Production at the SFMUG Short Movie Festival. 
A Harvard University graduate who holds a MFA from The Ohio State University,she completed a Ph.D. at University of Kentucky/Trinity Seminary and has won many awards and has been nominated for awards for outstanding teaching at the university level. She has taught classes and created curriculum at University of New Mexico,Western Carolina University,Ohio State University and Ohio Wesleyan.She is the Native American Culture Editor for Powwows.com and a contributing writer to News from Indian Country, Whispering Wind Magazine, Indian Country Today, Native Hoop, Whisper N Thunder and Indian Life.