Dawn Quigley, PhD, citizen of the Turtle Mountain Band of Ojibwe, ND, is an assistant professor in the Education Department at St. Catherine University. Her website http://nativereadermn.blogspot.com/offers support for educators in finding, evaluating and implementing Native American curriculum content from an indigenous perspective. In addition to her coming-of-age Young Adult novel, Apple in the Middle (NDSU Press) won a Moonbeam Award Gold for Young Adult literature 2018, Dawn taught for 18+ years, in addition to being the Director of Indian Education- mostly in grades.K-9
Dawn has over 28 published articles and poems in mainstream magazines, academic journals and newspapers, including American Indian Quarterly, Yellow Medicine Review: A Journal of Indigenous Literature, Art and Thought, Indian Country Today, Hollywood and Vine magazine, and the Minneapolis Star Tribune. She was awarded the St. Catherine University Denny Prize Award for Distinction in Writing and has been a finalist in both the Minnesota Loft Literary Center's MN Emerging Writer award and its Mentor Series.