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James Riding In

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Interim Director and Associate Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 4603
Biography

Associate Professor, American Indian Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Bio

(Pawnee)

Dr. Riding In is a citizen of the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma and an associate professor of American Indian Studies at Arizona State University. He received a Master’s in American Indian Studies and a Ph.D. in History from the University of California, Los Angeles. He has played a prominent role in the development of American Indian Studies at Arizona State University and he is the editor of Wicazo Sa Review: A Journal of Native American Studies. His research about repatriation, as well as historical and contemporary Indian issues has appeared in various books and scholarly journals.

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Publications
  • Riding In, James. "Editor's Commentary". Wicazo Sa Review: A Journal of Native American Studies (2014).
  • Riding In, James. "Betrayal of ‘Civilization’ in U.S.–Native Nations Diplomacy: A Case Study of Pawnee Treaties and Cultural Genocide". Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations (2014).
  • Riding In, James. "Cultural Rights Matters: American Indian Struggles for Burial Rights, Repatriation, and Religious Freedom". The State of Indian Country Arizona (2013).
  • James Riding In. "Human Rights and the Indian Repatriation Movement: A Manifesto". Arizona State Law Journal (2012).
  • . . Review of: War Party in Blue: Pawnee Scouts in the U.S. Army (2012).
  • James Riding In. Editor's Commentary. Wicazo Sa Review: A Journal of Native American Studies (2011).
  • Miller, Susan A. and James Riding In. Native American Historians Write Back: Decolonizing American Indian History. (2011).
  • Miller, Susan A. and James Riding In. "Introduction". Native Historians Write Back: Decolonizing American Indian History (2011).
  • James Riding In. Editor's Commentary. Wicazo Sa Review: A Journal of Native American Studies (2009).
  • James Riding In. Editor's Commentary. Wicazo Sa Review: A Journal of Native American Studies (2009).
  • James Riding In. "Editor's Commentary". Wicazo Sa Review (2008).
  • James Riding In. "Graves Protection and Repatriation: An Unresolved Universal Human Rights Problem Affected by Institutional Racism,". Treganza Museum Occasional Papers, Special Issue on Anthropology and Human Rights (2008).
  • James Riding In. Editor's Commentary. Wicazo Sa Review: A Journal of Native American History (2008).
  • James Riding In. Presidential Address: American Indian Studies: Our Challenges. Wicazo Sa Review (2008).
  • James Riding In. Editor's Commentary. Wicazo Sa Review: A Journal of Native American Studies (2006).
  • Riding In, James Thomas. Repatriation. Encyclopedia of North American Indians (2005).
  • James Riding In. Editor's Commentary. Colonization/Decolonization, II. Wicazo Sa Review: A Journal of Native American Studies (2005).
  • James Riding In, Chris Pexa. Editor's Commentary. Wicazo Sa Review: A Journal of Native American Studies (2005).
  • Riding In, James Thomas (Author) . Decolonizing NAGPRA. For Indigenous Eyes Only: A Decolonization Handbook (2005).
  • Elizabeth Cook-Lynn, James Riding In. Editor's Commentary. Indian Encounters with Lewis and Clark. Wicazo Sa Review: A Journal of Native American Studies (2004).
  • James Riding In. Editor's Commentary. Colonization/Decolonization, I. Wicazo Sa Review: A Journal of Native American Studies (2004).
  • James Riding In. Protecting Native American Human Remains, Burial Grounds, and Sacred Places. Colonization/Decolonization, II. Wicazo Sa Review: A Journal of Native American Studies (2004).
  • . . Review of: Grave Injustice: The American Indian Repatriation Movement and NAGPRA (2004).
  • Riding In, James Thomas (Author) . Legacy of Resistance. Beyond the Reach of Time and Change: Native American Reflections on the Frank A. Rinehart Photograph Collection (2004).
  • Riding In, James Thomas (Author) . Repatriation: A Pawnee's Perspective. Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Controversial Issues in Anthropology (2004).
  • . Colonization/Decolonization. (2004).
  • . Indians and Lewis and Clark. (2004).
  • James Riding In. The United States v. Yellow Sun et al. (The Pawnee People): A Case Study of Institutional and Societal Racism and U.S. Justice in Nebraska from the 1850s to 1870s. Wicazo Sa Review: A Journal of Native American Studies (2002).
  • . . Review of: Indian Reservations in the United States: Territory, Sovereignty, and Socioeconomic Change (2001).
  • James Riding In. Repatriation: A Pawnee's Perspective. American Indian Quarterly (1996).
Research Activity
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
AIS 501AIS Paradigms
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
AIS 499Individualized Instruction
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
AIS 501AIS Paradigms
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
AIS 455Cultural Resource Law
AIS 494Special Topics
AIS 499Individualized Instruction
AIS 590Reading and Conference
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
AIS 280Amer Indian Sovereignty/Courts
AIS 499Individualized Instruction
AIS 501AIS Paradigms
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
AIS 280Amer Indian Sovereignty/Courts
AIS 501AIS Paradigms
AIS 590Reading and Conference
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
AIS 455Cultural Resource Law
AIS 484Internship
AIS 494Special Topics
AIS 499Individualized Instruction
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
AIS 280Amer Indian Sovereignty/Courts
AIS 501AIS Paradigms
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
AIS 280Amer Indian Sovereignty/Courts
AIS 494Special Topics
Presentations
  • Riding In, James. "Bad Acts/Bad Paper". Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations Symposium (Sep 2014).
  • Riding In, James. "Culturally 'Unaffiliated/Unidentifiable' Rule". Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) Roundtable, ASU Law School (Jun 2012).
  • Riding In, James. "American Indian Studies". Oklahoma Native Leadership Initiative Conference, Pawnee Nation College, Pawnee, OK (Apr 2012).
  • Riding In, James. "Critical Indigenous Studies". Indigenous Book Festival, 2012 (Apr 2012).
  • Riding In, James. "Repatriation Laws: Their Successes, Weaknesses, and Unfinished Business". American Indian Studies Association Conference (Feb 2012).
  • Riding In, James. "Consultation and American Indian Nations. U.S. Department of Defense/Morning Star Foundation Working Group (Aug 2009).
  • James Riding In. NAGPRA's Unfinished Business. Pawnee Nation College (Jul 2009).
  • Riding In, James. I'm One of the Nags of NAGPRA: Graves, Protection, Repatriation, and Non-Indian Laws. (Dec 2006).
  • Riding In, James. African American/Indigenous Coalition Building. The First and the Forced: Indigenous and African American Intersections Conference (Nov 2006).
  • Riding In, James. Warriors Project. The First and the Forced: Indigenous and African American Intersections Conference (Nov 2006).
  • Riding In, James. State of Native America. U.S. Forest Service Regional Office (Oct 2006).
  • Riding In, James. Update on Legal Battle to Preserve San Francisco Peaks. National Association of Tribal Historical Preservation Officers (Jul 2006).
  • Riding In, James. Participant. Oklahoma Tribal College Summit, Norman (Jul 2006).
  • Riding In, James. Pawnee Sacredness and Colonialism. (Jun 2006).
  • Riding In, James. Activism and American Indian Studies. American Indian Studies Graduate Students Association Conference (Mar 2006).
  • Riding In, James. The Snowbowl Case. Second Annual Southwest Indian & Policy Forum, Law School (Mar 2006).
  • Riding In, James. Spiritual Genocide: The Snowbowl Case. American Indian Studies Consortium Conference. Arizona State University, Tempe (Feb 2006).
  • Riding In, James. After Lewis and Clark There Is Little to Celebrate. Native American Symposium (Sep 2005).
  • Riding In, James. NAGPRA, Repatriation and Oral Traditions. (Aug 2005).
  • Riding In, James. The Warriors Project. CESU Conference (Jun 2005).
  • Riding In, James. Internment and Relocaton as U.S. Federal Policy. History Fest sponsored by Phoenxi Unified School District and the Arizona Humanities Council (May 2005).
  • Riding In, James. Our Communities, Our History: Honoring the Warriors. Warriors Project (Apr 2005).
  • Riding In, James. God and Country: The Politics of Religion. Unity Conference (Aug 2004).
  • Riding In, James. The American Religious Freedom Act at 25. Western Social Science Association Conference (May 2004).
  • Riding In, James. Decolonizing NAGPRA. Creating a Decolonization Workbook Workshop (Feb 2004).
  • Riding In, James. Current Issues in Repatriation: Protecting the Spirits of Our Ancestors. Protecting the Spirits of Our Ancestors II: Sacred Places Protection and Repatriation Conference
  • Riding In, James. U.S. Imperialism, Colonialism, and the Pawnee Scouts: A Critical Historical Assessment. Covering U.S. Empires Conference
  • Riding In, James. NAGPRA, Repatriation and Oral Traditions.
  • Riding In, James. Theory & Practice II: The Development of Future Knowledge Envisioning the Future of American Indian Studies. American Indian Studies Consortium Conference
  • Riding In, James. Integrating Pawnee History and Culture into the Curriculum. Pawnee Nation College Strategic Planning Retreat
  • Riding In, James. Repatriation: Successes and Unfinished Business. Cultural Preservation: Plains Indian People and the Maori
  • Riding In, James, Kraus, Bambi. Presentation of Makah-NATHPO Draft NAGPRA Repor. 9th Annual NATHPO Conference
  • Riding In, James, Kraus, Bambi. Presentation of Makah-NATHPO Draft NAGPRA Repor. NAGPR Review Committee Meeting
  • Riding In, James. Approaching the Frontier Paradigm in American Indian History. American History Association Conference
  • Riding In, James. What is the Responsibility of Native Intellectuals Regarding the Events of September 11 ?. American Indian Studies Consortium Conference
  • Riding In, James. American Indian Sovereignty: A Historical View.
  • Riding In, James. Finding A Place for Civil Rights History in the National Parks Service. Organization of American History Conference
  • Riding In, James. Native Struggles for Religious Freedom. Ute Culture and History Teachers Institute
  • Riding In, James. Repatriation. American Indian Studies Consortium Conference
  • Riding In, James. The Pawnees and White American Justice, 1818 to 1872. Society of American Ethnohistory Conference
  • Riding In, James. A View of Pawnee History and Culture.
  • Riding In, James. Approaches to Guiding Principles and Protocols to Protect Sacred Places. Summit on Consultation Protocols to Protect Native American Sacred Places
  • Riding In, James. Effects of the Development of the American West on American Indians: Indian Wars and the Establishment of Reservations. Arizona Humanities Council, Teaching American History Grant Program
Service
  • KJZZ (NPR Phoenix), Radio Interview (2014 - Present)
  • Pro-Football, Inc. v. Blackhorse et al., Civil Action No. 1:14-cv-1043-GBL-IDD (E.D. Va.), Expert Witness (2014 - Present)
  • Little Priest Tribal College/Nebraska Indian Community College Advisory Board Meeting, Moderator (2014 - Present)
  • Fronteras: The Changing America Desk, Online Newspaper Interview (2013 - Present)
  • Fronteras: The Changing America Desk, Online Newspaper Interview (2013 - Present)
  • KJZZ (NPR Flagstaff), Radio Interview (2013 - Present)
  • Native American Calling, Radio Interview (2013 - Present)
  • Native American Calling, Radio Interview (2013 - Present)
  • Pawnee Nation College Board of Trustees, Member (2013 - Present)
  • Pawnee Nation College, Board of Trustees, Member (2013 - Present)
  • Pawnee Nation College, Board of Trustees, Member (2013 - Present)
  • Arizona Republic, Newspaper Interview (2012 - Present)
  • CLAS Curriculum Committee, Member (2012 - Present)
  • Graduate Committee, Member (2012 - Present)
  • Co-author, MS in American Indian Studies Proposal, Authored the AIS paradigm section (2011 - Present)
  • Journal Star, Lincoln, NE, Newspaper Feature (2010 - Present)
  • Journal Star, Lincoln NE, Newspaper Interview (2010 - Present)
  • Science Magazine, Magazine Interview (2010 - Present)
  • Tucson Sentinel, Newspaper Interview (2010 - Present)
  • Curriculum Committee, Chair (2010 - Present)
  • Native American Calling, Radio Interview (2009 - Present)
  • El Pais (Costa Rico), Newspaper Interview (2009 - Present)
  • Graduate Committee, American Indian Studies, Member (2005 - Present)
  • School of Justice and Social Inquiry, Affiliated Faculty (2004 - Present)
  • School of Justice and Social Inquiry, Affiliated Faculty (2004 - Present)
  • School of Justice and Social Inquiry, Affiliated Faculty (2004 - Present)
  • Genoa Indian School Scholarship Committee, Genoa, NE, Member (2004 - Present)
  • Wicazo Sa Review: A Journal of Native American Studies, Editor (2003 - Present)
  • Wicazo Sa Review: A Journal of Native American Studies, Editor (2003 - Present)
  • Wicazo Sa Review: A Journal of Native American Studies, Editor (2003 - Present)
  • Wicazo Sa Review: A Journal of Native American Studies, Editor (2003 - Present)
  • Wicazo Sa Review: A Journal of Native American Studies, Editor (2003 - Present)
  • Wicazo Sa Review: A Journal of Native American Studies, Editor (2003 - Present)
  • Wicazo Sa Review: A Journal of Native American Studies, Editor (2003 - Present)
  • Working Group on the Disposition of the Culturally Unidentifiable Human Remains, Member (2002 - Present)
  • Working Group on the Disposition of the Culturally Unidentifiable Human Remains, Member (2002 - Present)
  • Advisory Board, Center for Urban Inquiry, Member (2000 - Present)
  • Advisory Board. American Indian Studies Program, Member (2000 - Present)
  • Native American Advisory Board of the Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis, IN, Member (1998 - Present)
  • Native American Advisory Board of the Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis, IN, Member (1998 - Present)
  • Native American Advisory Board of the Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis, IN, Member (1998 - Present)
  • Native American Advisory Board of the Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis, IN, Member (1998 - Present)
  • Native American Advisory Board of the Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis, IN, Member (1998 - Present)
  • Native American Advisory Board of the Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis, IN, Member (1998 - Present)
  • Native American Advisory Board of the Eiteljorg museum, Indianapolis, IN, Member (1998 - Present)
  • Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma, Repatriation Program, Historical and Cultural Researcher and Consultant (1989 - Present)
  • Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma, Repatriation Program, Historical and Cultural Researcher and Consultant (1989 - Present)
  • Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma, Repatriation Program, Historical and Cultural Researcher and Consultant (1989 - Present)
  • Curriculum Committee, Chair (2009 - 2101)
  • American Indian Studies Association, Board Member (2012 - 2015)
  • Curriculum Committee, Member (2014 - 2014)
  • CLAS Curriculum Committee, Member (2012 - 2014)
  • Graduate Committee, Member (2012 - 2014)
  • Curriculum Committee, Chair (2010 - 2014)
  • NPR Code Switch: Frontiers of Race, Culture and Ethnicity, NPR Blog Interview (2013 - 2013)
  • Pawnee Nation College, Board of Trustees, Chair (2009 - 2013)
  • Pawnee Nation College, Board of Trustees, Chair (2009 - 2012)
  • Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) Roundtable Planning Committee, Planner (2012 - 2012)
  • President Search Committee Pawnee Nation College Pawnee, OK, Chair (2011 - 2011)
  • Curriculum Committee, American Indian Studies, Chair (2009 - 2011)
  • "Ethnic Backlash in Arizona," Native America Calling January 14, 2011, Radio Talk Show Participant (2011 - 2011)
  • Promotion and Tenure Committee, Chair (2010 - 2010)
  • Curriculum Committee, American Indian Studies, Chair (2009 - 2010)
  • Personnel Committee, American Indian Studies, Member (2009 - 2010)
  • Wicazo Sa Review: A Journal of Native American Studies, Editor (2003 - 2009)
  • Pawnee Nation College Board of Trustees, Chair (2002 - 2009)
  • Pawnee Nation College, Board of Trustees, Chair (2005 - 2009)
  • American Indian Studies Association, President (2008 - 2009)
  • American Civil Liberties Union of Texas, Expert Witness (2008 - 2008)
  • Pawnee Nation College Board of Trustees, Chair (2005 - 2007)
  • American Indian Studies Association, Board Member (2004 - 2007)
  • Commentator (2007)
  • Society for American Ethnohistory, Commentator (2007)
  • American Indian Studis, Chair (2006 - 2007)
  • American Indian Studies Consortium Conference Planning Committee, Co-chair (2006 - 2007)
  • Eighth Annual American Indian Studies Consortsium Conference, Co-Chair Planning Committee (2006 - 2007)
  • Third Year Probationary Review of Dr. Lloyd Lee, Member (2006 - 2007)
  • Comanche Nation College, Lawton, OK, Invited Lecture (2006 - 2006)
  • National Libary of Medicine, Invited Participant (2006 - 2006)
  • National Museum of the American Indian Native Writers Series, Featured Writer (2006 - 2006)
  • American Indian Studies Association, Board Member (2006 - 2006)
  • Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma, Historical and Cultural Researcher and Consultant (1989 - 2006)
  • Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee Meeting, Albuquerque, NM, Statement (2006 - 2006)
  • Cultural Resource Working Group Meeting, Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, AZ, Invited Speaker (2006 - 2006)
  • Warriors Project Planning Meeting, University of Texas., El Paso, Co-Chair (2006 - 2006)
  • Plains Regional NAGPRA Consultation, Colorado Historical Society, Denver, CO, Pawnee Nation NAGPRA Representative (2006 - 2006)
  • Rocky Mountain, Southwestern and Pacific Southwest Regions. Working Together: Strategy Summit. Pechanga Reservation, CA, Invited Presenter and Participant (2006 - 2006)
  • Planning Committee, Seven Annual American Indian Studies Consortium Conference, Co-Chair (2005 - 2006)
  • DNA, People's Legal Service, Inc, Expert Witness (2005 - 2005)
  • Hualapai Tribe, Norris Nez, and Bill Bucky Preston v. U.S. Forest Service et al. DNA. People's Legal Services, Inc, Retained Expert Witness (2005 - 2005)
  • American Indian Studies Statf Search Committee, Member (2005 - 2005)
  • Graduate Committee, American Indian Studies, Member (2005 - 2005)
  • American Indian Policy Center Planning Committee, Member (2004 - 2005)
  • School of Justice and Social Inquiry, Affiliated Faculty (2004 - 2005)
  • Native American Advisory Board of the Eiteljorg Museum, Board Member (1998 - 2005)
  • NAGPRA at Fifteen Banquet. National Tribal Historical Preservation Officers. Albuquerque, NM, Speaker (2005 - 2005)
  • American Indian Studies Statf Search Committee, Chair (2005 - 2005)
  • Discussant (2005)
  • American Indian Studies Search Committee, Chair (2004 - 2005)
  • Academic Senate, American Indian Studies Representative (2004 - 2004)
  • College Senate, American Indian Studies Representative (2004 - 2004)
  • Commission on Indian Affairs, State of New Mexico, Mentor/consultant (2004 - 2004)
  • Genoa Indian School Scholarship Committee, Genoa, NE, Member (2004 - 2004)
  • Native American Heritage Month Speakers Series, Scottsdale Community College, Scottsdale, AZ, Presenter (2004 - 2004)
  • American Indian Studies, Affiliated Faculty (2000 - 2004)
  • College of Public Programs, Search Committee for Director of American Indian Studies, Chair (2003 - 2004)
  • NAGPRA Consultation Meeting, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, Pawnee Nation Delegate (2003 - 2003)
  • NAGPRA Consultation Meeting. Fort Berthold Reservation, White Shield, North Dakota, Pawnee Nation Delegate (2003 - 2003)
  • Undergraduate Committee. School of Justice Studies, Member (2002 - 2003)
  • Wicazo Sa Review: A Journal of Native American Studies, Advisory Board Member (1999 - 2003)
  • Museum of Nebraska, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, NAGPRA Consultant (1998 - 2003)
  • DMC (Disproportionate Minority Confinement Research Focus Group). Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Washington, D.C, Participant (2002 - 2002)
  • IT Search Committee. School of Justice Studies, Chair (2002 - 2002)
  • National NAGPRA Steering Committee. American Indian Nations, Member (2002 - 2002)
  • Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee Meeting, Seattle, WA, Statement (2002 - 2002)
  • Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee Meeting, Tulsa, Ok, Statement (2002 - 2002)
  • Roundtable Discussion, Arizona State University, Department of History, Panelist (2002 - 2002)
  • Personnel Committee, School of Justice Studies, Tenured Representative (2001 - 2002)
  • Search Committee, American Indian Studies Program, Member (2001 - 2002)
  • Search Committee, School of Justice Studies, Member (2001 - 2002)
  • Executive Board, Committee on Law and the Social Sciences, Member (2000 - 2002)
  • Native American Lecture Series. Arizona State University, Downtown Center, Presenter (2001 - 2001)
  • General Studies Council, Cultural Diversity Subcommittee, Member (1999 - 2000)