Dr. Deidra Suwanee Dees is the Director/Tribal Archivist at the Poarch Band of Creek Indians in the U.S. State of Alabama. In her second job, she teaches in the Native American Studies Program at the University of South Alabama which was initiated by the 2014 sponsorship of the Tribe. She earned her doctorate at Harvard, writing her dissertation on the Muscogee Education Movement which documents Creeks’ turbulent sociopolitical journey to achieve equal access to public education from 1928-49. She is deeply in love with Mother Earth and sends heleswv heres (good medicine) to the people of Mother Earth. Mvto.