Lisa Lone Fight . . .
Lisa Lone Fight is a Citizen of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara (Sahnish) Nation (MHA Nation) and Graduate Student in Land Resources and Environmental Science at Montana State University in Bozeman (MSU). She is a scientist, artist, writer and indigenous educator specializing in Remote Sensing, culturally relevant programming and the empowerment of native students. Lisa has studied indigenous spatial and earth science and psychology with her grandmothers and brings that knowledge as well as her academic work in Remote Sensing at MSU and Psychology/Indian Studies at the University of North Dakota to her endeavors.
Lisa follows in the tradition of her grandmothers who have been accomplished and recognized native scientists and culture bearers as far back as memory persists. Her Grandmother, Buffalo Bird Woman, was the author of the primary account of Northern Plains native agricultural science. Her Grandmother, Mabel Good Bird- Lone Fight, schooled her in the art of culturally appropriate "Native Photo Capture".
Lisa’s wide experience working with Indian communities throughout the United States has strengthened her understanding of the critical need for Native participation in the Spatial Sciences and the need to make science and math culturally relevant and interesting for contemporary Native students. Her work as a journalist and photographer grounds her belief in the importance of communicating ideas and concepts to a wide audience in an accessible and engaging manner. She has had the privilege of living and working among the Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara, Dakota, Muscogee, Kiowa, Eastern Shoshone, Northern Arapaho, Natchez, Siletz and Urban Indian Communities in Fargo ND, Grand Forks ND, Bismarck ND, Salem OR and Norman, OK.