On March 14, 2015 Dr. Elise Boxer gave a thought-provoking speech about how her experiences growing up Dakota and LDS and the conflicts she found within and around her faith.
You can view the program from this conference here:
2015 Theology From the Margins Final program!
Dr. Boxer’s speech, “Damakota Winyan: On Being Dakota and LDS”:
Dr. Elise Boxer is an enrolled citizen of the Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes. She is Dakota from the Sisseton and Wahpeton bands, growing up on the Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Reservation in Poplar, Montana. Boxer received her PhD in history form Arizona State University. Her research examines the relationships between the LDS church and Indigenous peoples, seeking to complicate the discourse of colonialism in the United States. More specifically, she explores Mormon colonialism and racial formations as manifested by Mormon whiteness and ‘Lamanite’ identity.