Advisory Panel

Our Advisory Panel is comprised of distinguished persons from around the world who are involved in academic or professional fields relevant to Terralingua’s work. They support our mission and provide advice on matters of research, education, policy, and practice, and on how our work can better contribute to realizing our vision of a just, equitable, sustainable world in which biocultural diversity is valued, protected, and perpetuated for generations to come. Current Advisory Panel members are:

  • Anvita Abbi, PhD – Former Professor of Linguistics, Jawaharlal Nehru University (India); Visiting Professor of Linguistics, Simon Fraser University (Canada)
  • E. Annamalai, PhD – Former Director, Central Institute of Indian Languages (India); Visiting Professor, South Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago (U.S.A.)
  • Marie Battiste, PhD (Mi’kmaq) – Professor of Educational Foundations, University of Saskatchewan (Canada)
  • Richard Benton, PhD – Former Professor of Linguistics, and Honorary Lecturer, Faculty of Law, University of Waikato (Aotearoa/New Zealand)
  • Tirso Gonzales, PhD (Aymara) – Researcher, Interculturality and Environment, INTE-PUCP (Peru)
  • Stephen Neyooxet Greymorning, PhD (Arapaho) – Professor of Native American Studies, University of Montana (U.S.A.)
  • David Harmon – Terralingua Co-founder; Executive Director, The George Wright Society (U.S.A.)
  • James (Sákéj) Youngblood Henderson, JD (Chickasaw/Cheyenne) – Professor of Aboriginal Law and Research Director, Native Law Center, University of Saskatchewan (Canada)
  • Johnson Ole Kaunga (Maasai) – Director, Indigenous Movement for Peace Advancement and Conflicts Transformation (IMPACT) (Kenya)
  • Michael Krauss, PhD – Terralingua Co-founder; Professor Emeritus of Linguistics and Former Director, Alaska Native Language Center, University of Alaska at Fairbanks (U.S.A.)
  • Martha Macri, PhD (Cherokee) – Former Professor of Native American Studies, and Director Emerita, Native American Language Center, University of California at Davis (U.S.A.)
  • Ole-Henrik Magga, PhD (Sámi) – Professor Emeritus of Linguistics, Sámi University of Applied Sciences and Former President, Sámi Parliament (Norway); first Chairman, UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
  • Jeffrey A. McNeely – Former Chief Scientist and Senior Scientific Advisor, International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) (Switzerland)
  • Aroha Te Pareake Mead (Maori) – Former Chair, Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy, International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN-CEESP); independent researcher, Indigenous biocultural heritage (Aotearoa/New Zealand)
  • Peter Mühlhäusler, PhD – Professor Emeritus of Linguistics, University of Adelaide (Australia)
  • Gary Nabhan, PhD – Author; Research Social Scientist, Southwest Center, University of Arizona (U.S.A.)
  • Melissa Nelson, PhD (Turtle Mountain Chippewa) – President/CEO, The Cultural Conservancy; Professor of American Indian Studies, San Francisco State University (U.S.A.)
  • Andrew Pawley, PhD – Professor Emeritus of Linguistics, School of Culture, History & Language, Australian National University (Australia)
  • Robert Phillipson, PhD – Professor Emeritus of English, Copenhagen Business School (Denmark)
  • David J. Rapport, PhD – Former Eco-Research Chair and Professor of Ecosystem Health, University of Guelph (Canada); Principal, EcoHealth Consulting (Canada)
  • Priscilla Settee, PhD (Cree) – Professor of Indigenous Studies, University of Saskatchewan (Canada)
  • Tove Skutnabb-Kangas, PhD – Former Associate Professor of Languages and Culture, Roskilde University (Denmark); Associate Professor of Education, Åbo Akademi University (Finland)
  • Victor M. Toledo, PhD – Professor, Research Institute on Ecosystems and Sustainability, National Autonomous University of Mexico; Minister of Environment and National Resources, Federal Government of Mexico (Mexico)