Hanay Geiogamah is a professor in the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television and has been a member of the Department of Theater faculty since 1991. From 2002 to 2009 he served as the director of the UCLA American Indian Studies Center. He is the founding artistic director of the acclaimed American Indian Dance Theatre, and since 1997 he has served as principal director of Project HOOP, the national Native American theater advocacy program that works with tribal communities to develop Native theater and performing arts curricula and programming. Professor Geiogamah's career in the theater began in 1972 with the founding of the Native American Theater Ensemble at La MaMa Experimental Theatre in New York City. He is a member of the Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma.
Jeffrey Huntsman is Assistant Professor of English in Indiana University. He earned his Ph.D. degree at the University of Texas, Austin, and has taught Native American literature courses since 1970.