Native American Scholars Initiative Intern
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Ashton Dunkley is a rising senior at Temple University with a History and Anthropology double major, as well as an Italian minor. Along with being a D-1 track and cross country athlete, Dunkley is also within Temple University’s Honors College and a tutor at the Resnick Academic Support Center. In response to her success as a student, she was awarded Temple University’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award. She has been involved with research under the direction of various faculty members in the History department. Her thesis, titled “Hidden in Plain Sight: The American Indian Movement and the Revival of the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape, 1969-1982,” explored the resurgence of the New Jersey tribal community in the latter half of the 20th century and argued AIM’s direct impact on the event. This particular topic was very near to her heart as she is Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape. Outside of academics and running, Ashton likes to spend her time painting, reading, and embroidering.