Hau! Cante waste nape cuziyapi.
My name is Nick Estes. I’m Kul Wicasa, a citizen of the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe born and raised in Chamberlain, SD next to our relative, Mni Sose, the Missouri River. My nation is the Oceti Sakowin Oyate (the Great Sioux Nation or the Nation of the Seven Council Fires).
I hold a PhD in the American Studies Department from the University of New Mexico and a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in history from the University of South Dakota. Currently, I am an Assistant Professor of American Studies at the University of New Mexico and a member of the Oak Lake Writers Society, a group of Dakota, Nakota, and Lakota writers.
In 2014, a group of us also co-founded The Red Nation in Albuquerque, NM, an organization dedicated to the liberation of Native people from capitalism and colonialism. I serve on our editor collective and write our bi-weekly newsletter.
Check out the writings and talks page for an overview of my writings, books, and talks.
Contact me here.