“What he shared was simple, straight forward and very impactful.” — Appalachian State University, 2021

Daniel Wildcat, Ph.D., is a professor at Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas, and an accomplished scholar who writes on Indigenous knowledge, technology, environment, and education. He is also director of the Haskell Environmental Research Studies Center, which he founded with colleagues from the Center for Hazardous Substance Research at Kansas State University. Wildcat helped design a four-part video series entitled All Things Are Connected: The Circle of Life (1997), which dealt with the land, air, water, biological, and policy issues facing Native nations. A Yuchi member of the Muscogee Nation of Oklahoma, Wildcat recently formed the American Indian and Alaska Native Climate Change Working Group, a tribal-college-centered network of individuals and organizations working on climate change issues. In 2008, he helped organize the Planning for Seven Generations climate change conference sponsored by the National Center for Atmospheric Research. He is the author, most recently, of Red Alert! Saving the Planet with Indigenous Knowledge (2009).

Dan's Featured Titles

On Indigenuity: Learning the Lessons of Mother Earth

Fulcrum Publishing |

An exploration of the concept of Indigenuity and Indigenous Thought. Leading Indigenous thinker Dan Wildcat synthesizes several related ideas, including science, the environment, biology and our culture, arguing that restoration of Native knowledge is essential for saving humankind and the planet. On Indigenuity is a part of the Publisher’s Speakers Corner Books series.

Red Alert! Saving the Planet with Indigenous Knowledge

Fulcrum Publishing |

What the world needs today is a good dose of indigenous realism, says Native American scholar Daniel Wildcat in this thoughtful, forward-looking treatise. Red Alert! seeks to debunk the modern myths that humankind is the center of creation.

Power And Place: Indian Education in America

Fulcrum Publishing |
Short Story Collection

Power and Place examines the issues facing Native American students as they progress through schools, colleges, and on into professions. This collection of sixteen essays is at once philosophic, practical, and visionary. It is an effort to open discussion about the unique experience of Native Americans and offers a concise reference for administrators, educators, students and community leaders involved with Indian Education.


What the world needs now: Indigenous knowledges (TEKs) OR Understanding a dangerous truth about the Anthropocene

Traditional Ecological Knowledges (TEKs) represent deep spatial experiential knowledges embedded in language, stories, songs, ceremonies, and everyday customs and habits emergent from the symbiotic relationship of Peoples and places. This brief reflection on TEKs and their application in exercises of Indigenous ingenuity or Indigenuity suggests the antidote to destructive features of the Anthropocene is the application of ancient Indigenous wisdom and knowledges.

Haskell Environmental Research Studies

Honors, Awards & Recognition

Haskell Environmental Studies Center, Director
Haskell Environmental Research Studies Center, Co-Founder
American Indian and Alaska Native Climate Change Working Group, Member

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