Dr. Dawn Karima is a GLOBAL MUSIC AWARD WINNER,NATIVE AMERICAN MUSIC AWARD WINNER and an INDIGENOUS ARTIST ACTIVIST AWARD WINNER!An INDIGENOUS MUSIC AWARD nominee for her CD, THE STARS OF HEAVEN and for her radio talk show, A CONVERSATION WITH DAWN KARIMA, she is also the author of a new poetry book, SINGING OF THE STARS and the Co-author of CHILDREN LEARN WHAT THEY READ, a book about multiculturalism in children’s literature. Dr Karima is the author of two novels: THE WAY WE MAKE SENSE, a Finalist for the Native American First Book Award, and THE MARRIAGE OF SAINTS, a volume in University of Oklahoma’s American Indian Studies Series and a Finalist for the New Mexico Book Award.This multiracial Creek/Cherokee Shellshaker, Women’s Traditional Southern Cloth powwow dancer, Jingle Dress Dancer, Indigenous Theologian, Filmmaker and Journalist is a graduate of Harvard University, who holds an MFA in Creative Writing from The Ohio State University and a Ph.D. conducted at University of Kentucky/Trinity Seminary. A prominent Speaker, Educator, Artist and Consultant, this AKADEMIA MUSIC AWARD WINNER is available to hire for speaking engagements, presentations, media making, academic instruction, concerts, performances, storytelling and cultural education. Dr. Karina is an enrolled Mvskoke /Echota Tribal member and she lives on the Qualla Boundary Reservation. Her heritage also includes Spanish, Latina, French, Irish, Polynesian, Asian and Scots-Irish. She speaks her tribal language and practices her culture and traditions, but she also speaks Spanish and is happy to honor those roots as well.