Elizabeth Cook-Lynn, a Santee Dakota (Crow Creek Sioux) scholar and author, is a Professor emerita of Native American studies and English at Eastern Washington University.
Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate member and charter member of the Oak Lake Writers’ Society of South Dakota State University in Brookings and Sisseton Wahpeton College on the Lake Traverse Reservation.
Dr. Edward Valandra is a Senior Research Fellow with the Community for the Advancement of Native Studies, University of Manitoba. He was previously Chair of Native Studies Department at the University of South Dakota. A Sicangu Lakota from St. Francis, Valandra served as Vine Deloria’s research assistant.
Scott German is from the Sisseton – Whapeton Oyate and lives in Peever, South Dakota. He is a former vice-chairman of his tribe and member of the U. S. Commission on Civil Rights.