Rozanne Gooding-Silverwood (2015)

While completing her undergraduate degree in Cultural Anthropology at the Columbia University School of General Studies, Rozanne Gooding Silverwood joins OHMA with the goal of learning how to better represent indigenous communities in the recording and preservation of cultural heritage and oral histories.

Toward the benefit of her native Chickasaw Nation and other Native communities, Ms. Silverwood hopes to apply her skills to the production of literary ethnographies, as well as audio-visual and digital projects exploring the historical continuity of survivance and indigenous identity, as expressed through such cultural knowledge systems as language resurgence programs, ceremonial practices, traditional foodways, citizenship, and non-juridical forms of belonging.