Dr. Louellyn White is Mohawk from Akwesasne and grew up in the Mohawk Valley of central New York. She completed a PhD in American Indian Studies from the University of Arizona where she focused on Indigenous education and language revitalization. She received her BA in Psychology from SUNY-Utica and an MA in Counseling Psychology from Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY. Dr. White was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Illinois. Her book "Free to be Mohawk: Indigenous education at the Akwesasne Freedom School", was published in 2015 with the University of Oklahoma Press. Her chapter on "White Power: Performing Assimilation. Her research and teaching interests include: Indigenous identity formation and cultural resurgence; boarding/residential school experiences and historical roots of contemporary ideologies toward culture and language; Indigenous language and cultural immersion influences on academic performance; community participatory research.