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Deanna Paniataaq Kingston, Scholar and Advocate

February 1, 2012

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All are invited to a celebration of Deanna Kingston’s life
Monday, February 6, 1 to 3 p.m.

MU Ballroom, Oregon State University

After several years struggling with cancer, the author of a forthcoming OSU Press book passed away in December. Dr. Kingston, who was an associate professor of anthropology at Oregon State University, was in the process of finalizing the manuscript for her book “Niglarugut Ugiuvangmiuguruagut: We King Islanders are Wolf Dancing," part of the First Peoples: New Directions in Indigenous Studies initiative. Read their blog post about Deanna.

Oregon State University’s tribute to Deanna highlights her many personal and professional accomplishments. She received the 2010 Phylllis S. Lee Award from OSU for her dedication to social justice; at the time of her death she was principal investigator on two National Science Foundation grants. (Read NSF's tribute.)

OSU Press plans to move forward with the book project in partnership with the OSU Anthropology Department. As acquisitions editor Mary Elizabeth Braun shares, “Deanna was a gifted and innovative scholar who spent much of her career working for her community, including creating a website for the King Island Placenames Project and many long-term efforts in documenting traditional ecological knowledge.”

(Photo courtesy of Life @ OSU.)

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