Lindsey Schneider

Indigenous scholar
Lindsey Schneider is a descendant of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians. Her research focuses on settler colonialism, the environment, and the diverse ways in which tribal nations peoples in the US and Canada have navigated legal and political barriers in order to sustain their relationships with the land.

Why you should listen

Lindsey Schneider is an Indigenous feminist scholar who grew up in the Pacific Northwest, surrounded by rivers, big trees, and salmon. Her published work deals with salmon restoration in the Pacific Northwest, treaty fishing rights, and American Indian STEM Education.

After receiving a PhD in Ethnic Studies from the University of California, Riverside, Schneider worked in student affairs at the University of Idaho, supporting Native American students and building relationships with tribal leaders.

She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Ethnic Studies at Colorado State University, where she teaches courses in Environmental Justice and Indigenous Studies, and serves on the President’s Native American Advisory Council. In 2020, Lindsey founded the Indigenous Science Technology Arts and Resilience (ISTAR) program which provides cultural and educational support for Native youth and their families in the Fort Collins area.

Lindsey Schneider’s TED talk