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Duane Champagne is a member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa from North Dakota. He is a Professor of Sociology and American Indian Studies, a member of the Faculty Advisory Committee for the UCLA Native Nations Law and Policy Center, and is Acting Director of the Tribal Learning Community and Educational Exchange (TLCEE) Professor Champagne was Director of the UCLA American Indian Studies Center from 1991-2002 and editor of theAmerican Indian Culture and Research Journal from 1986-2003. He has authored and edited over ninety publications including Native America: Portraits of the Peoples; The Native North American Almanac; Social Order and Political Change: Constitutional Governments Among the Cherokee, Choctaw, Chickasaw, and Creek; Notes From the Center of Turtle Island; Captured Justice: Native Nations Under Public Law 280; and Indigenous Nations Within Modern Nations States: Integration and Autonomy.
Champagne has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and master’s degree in sociology from North Dakota State University, and a Ph.D. in sociology from Harvard University. He has received numerous awards and honors and served on numerous boards and committees.