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Dr. Dawn Karima is a two time Global Music Award Winner, a Native American Music Award Winner and an Indigenous Artist Activist Award Winner!This Media Personality and Spiritual Inspiration is also an Indigenous Music Award nominee, who hosts an Award Winning radio talk show, “A Conversation with Dawn Karima.” She has two award winning CDs: The Desire of Nations and The Stars of Heaven. She is the author of What To Do If You Don’t Know What to Do and is the co-author of Children Learn What They Read, a book about multiculturalism in children’s literature. She is also the author of two novels: The Way We Make Sense, a Finalist for the Native American First Book Award, and The Marriage of Saints, a volume in University of Oklahoma’s American Indian Studies Series and a Finalist for the New Mexico Book Award. This Mvskoke/Echota Shellshaker, Women’s Traditional Southern Cloth powwow dancer, Jingle Dress Dancer, Indigenous Theologian, Filmmaker and Journalist is a graduate of Harvard University, who holds an MFA in Creative Writing from The Ohio State University and a Ph.D. conducted at University of Kentucky/Trinity Seminary. Her home is the Qualla Boundary Reservation in Cherokee, North Carolina.