|Dr. Daniel Wildcat is a professor at Haskell Indian Nations University and an accomplished scholar who writes on Indigenous knowledge, technology, the environment, and education. He is a founder of the Haskell Environmental Research Studies Institute, which was established 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, which deals with the land, air, water, biological, and policy issues facing Native nations. A Yuchi member of the Muscogee Nation of Oklahoma, Dr. Wildcat also 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, Dr. Wildcat helped organize the Planning for Seven Generations climate change conference sponsored by the National Center for Atmospheric Research. He is the author of Red Alert! Saving the Planet with Indigenous Knowledge and co-author with Vine Deloria Jr of Power and Place: Indian Education in America. Recently, Dr. Wildcat helped procure a $20 million research grant for Haskell from the National Science Foundation for Rising Voices, Changing Coasts: The National Indigenous and Earth Sciences Convergence Hub, the largest research award ever granted by the NSF to a Tribal college or university.