Genoa Indian School Digital Reconciliation Project

Our Team

Community Advisors Council


  • Judi M. gaiashkibos (Ponca), Executive Director, Nebraska Commission on Indian Affairs
  • James Riding In (Pawnee), Associate Professor of American Indian Studies, Arizona State University


  • Nancy Carlson, Charter Member, Genoa U.S. Indian School Foundation
  • Sky Morgan (Winnebago), UNITE (University of Nebraska Inter-Tribal Exchange student group)
  • Roger Trudell (Santee), Chairman, Santee Sioux Tribe of Nebraska
  • Frank White (Winnebago), Chairman, Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska
  • Alternate: Randy Teboe (Winnebago), Cultural Preservation Director/THPO, Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska
  • Mike Wolfe (Omaha), Chairman, Omaha Tribe of Nebraska
  • Larry Wright, Jr. (Ponca), Chairman, Ponca Tribe of Nebraska
  • Alternate: Dwight Howe (Ponca), Cultural Director, Ponca Tribe of Nebraska

Project Co-Directors

  • Margaret Jacobs, Chancellor’s Professor of History, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Elizabeth Lorang, Associate Professor, University Libraries, and Faculty Fellow, Center for Digital Research in the Humanities, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Project Manager

  • Michelle Tiedje, PhD, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, June 2018 - present

Tribal Liaison and Outreach Coordinator

  • Susana D. Grajales Geliga (Lakota and Taino), PhD candidate, June 2018 - present

Undergraduate Research Assistants

  • Sky Morgan (Winnebago), October 2018 - present

Archives Specialists and Graduate Assistants

  • Lydia Presley, PhD student, June 2018 - present
  • Baligh Ben Taleb, PhD candidate, June 2018 - August 2018

Digital Collections Associate

  • Christy Hyman, PhD student, August 2018 - present

Graduate Researchers

  • Mikal Brotnov Eckstrom (Nimmipuu ancestry), Graduate Research Assistant (2016-17)
  • Baligh Ben Taleb, 2017-18

Center for Digital Research in the Humanities Staff

  • Karin Dalziel

Collaborating Institutions

  • Genoa U.S. Indian School Foundation
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • National Archives at Denver
  • National Archives at Kansas City

Support Provided By

  • Council on Library and Information Resources
  • College of Arts and Sciences, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • University Libraries, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Office of Sponsored Programs, University of Nebraska-Lincoln