S. Neyooxet Greymorning, PhD

Department of Anthropology
Social Science Building
32 Campus Drive
The University of Montana
Missoula, MT 59812-5112, USA


Professor Greymornings academic career started at the University of Alberta where, from 1988 to 1992, he taught courses on linguistics, comparative Indian legislation and aboriginal self-government while writing his doctoral dissertation on Indigenous Peoples and the Ethnocentrism of the Courts. After receiving his Doctorate from the University of Oklahoma in 1992, he served as the Director of the Arapaho Language and Culture Project for the Wyoming Indian Schools. As a Faculty Member at the University of Montana since 1994, he has also Lectured as a Visiting Scholar at Southern Cross University in Australia, 1997, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2009, and was appointed as an adjunct professor from 2010-2014. During the 2001-2002 academic year Professor Greymorning served as the Acting Director of the Indigenous Governance Programs at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada. While maintaining academic interests in Native sovereignty issues, his work in developing strategies toward Native language restoration continues. In this capacity Neyooxet serves as the Executive Director of Hinonoeitiit Hooowu (Arapaho Language Lodge) in Wyoming, a position that has been instrumental in his development of a break-through method for second language instruction and acquisition called Accelerated Second Language Acquisition (ASLA). Professor Greymorning has been named three times to Whos Who Among Americas College and University Teachers (1999, 2004, 2005).

Research Interest

His areas of research interests include: Cultural anthropology, Native, Language revitalization and retention, Indigenous sovereignty issues, Political anthropology and Native ethnobotany.

Scientific Activities


• (2001) Awarded tenure in the Department of Anthropology
• (January 1995-Present) Executive Director: Hinono eitiinooowu (Arapaho Language Lodge) Wind River Reservation, Wy. Responsibilities include 4-6 annual onsite visits to assess program and to provide staff in-services


1. Greymorning N. Beyond the HIS; Indigenous Knowledge and Traditional Approaches to Health and Healing. American Indian Health and Nursing. In: Moss M, ed. Springer Publishing Company, 2015.
2. Aseron J, Greymorning N, Williams J. Cultural Safety: Foundations for Innovative Collaboration, Governance and the Inclusion of Cultural Perspectives. In: Martin P, Bigdeli SZ, Daya-Winterbottom T, du Plessis W, Kennedy A, eds. The Search for Environmental Justice. Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham: UK, 2015.
3. Greymorning N. Understanding Culture and Language Ethnocide in Cultural Survival Quarterly. 2014: 38(1).
4. Greymorning N. Coauthored paper Defining Culturally Safe and Inclusive Practice: Collaborative Efforts For Indigenous Frameworks in Higher Education. Contemporary Issues in Education Research Journal. Autumn issue, 2013.
5. Greymorning N. Educating Indians: A Colonizing Agent of the United States of America. Indigenous Peoples: Education and Equity. In: Craven R, Bodkin-Andrews G, Mooney J, eds. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, 2012.
6. Greymorning N. Eighteen Years of Running a Language Gauntlet. The Canadian Journal of Native Studies, Brandon, Manitoba. 2011: 31(1).
7. Greymorning N. Delaware Nation treaty in Treaties with American Indians. In: Fixico D, ed. ABC-CLIO Press, Santa Barbara, California, 2008.
8. Greymorning N. What’s in a Label? Native American Identity and the Rise of a Tradition of Racism co-authored with Gregory Campbell. In: Capture GH, eds. American Indians Nations, AltaMira Press, 2007.
9. Greymorning N, Fletcher V. Peck in the Encyclopedia of American Indian History. In: Danvers S, ed. ABC-CLIO Press, California, 2007: 526-527.
10. Greymorning N. Calder vs. Attorney General of British Columbia: Aboriginal Case Law in an Ethnobiased Court. The Canadian Journal of Native Studies, Brandon, Manitoba. 2006; 26(1): 71-88.
11. Greymorning N. Culture and Language, Political Realities to Keep Trickster at Bay. In: Greymorning S. A Will to Survive; Indigenous Essays on the Politics of Language, Culture and Identity. McGraw-Hill Press, New York, 2004.
12. Greymorning N. Hinono’eitiino’oowu’ and the Work of Language Survival. In: Greymorning S, ed. A Will to Survive; Indigenous Essays on the Politics of Language, Culture and Identity. McGraw-Hill Press, New York, 2004.
13. Greymorning N. The Impact of Economic Development and Expansion on Indigenous Cultures. In: Grizner J, O’Donnell DJ, eds. Economies in Transition; Europe to the Bering Straight. University of Montana press, 2002.
14. Greymorning N. Reflections on the Arapaho Language Project or, When Bambi Spoke Arapaho and Other Tales of Arapaho Language Revitalization Efforts. In: Hale K, Hinton L, eds. The Green Book of Language Revitalization in Practice. Academic Press, 2001.
15. Greymorning N. Culture and Language, The Political Realities that Keep Trickster at Bay. The Canadian Journal of Native Studies. 2000: 181-196.
16. Greymorning N. Observations on Response towards Indigenous Cultural Perspectives as Paradigms in the Classroom in Learn in Beauty: Indigenous Education for a New Century. In: Reyhner J, ed. Northern Arizona University, 2000.
17. Greymorning N. Running the Gauntlet of an Indigenous Language Program. In: Reyhner J, ed. Revitalizing Indigenous Languages. Northern Arizona University, 1999: 6-16.
18. Greymorning N. Going Beyond Words: The Arapaho Immersion Program. In: Reyhner J, ed. Teaching Indigenous Languages. Flagstaff, Arizona. Northern Arizona University, 1998.
19. Greymorning N. The Imperialism of Cultural Appropriation. Indigenous Intellectual Property Rights and Freedoms: Knowledge and Learning Circle. UTS, Sydney, Australia, 1997.
20. Greymorning N. In the Absence of Justice, Aboriginal Case Law in an Ethnocentric Court. The Canadian Journal of Native Studies. 1997; 1: 1-31.
21. Greymorning N. Native America in the 20th Century: An Encyclopedia. Garland Publishing, New York, 1994.
22. Greymorning N. Integrating an Aboriginal Perspective into the Classroom. Aboriginal Studies Association Journal. University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, 1993.
23. Greymorning N. Indigenous North Americans and the Ethnocentrism of the Courts: A Cross Analysis of American Culture and Law with Canadian Culture and Law. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma, 1992.