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Native American Scholars Initiative Intern
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Ian McAlpin graduated in May 2018 from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, majoring in Cherokee Cultural Studies, emphasizing in language revitalization and minoring in 2D Fine Arts. In Fall 2018 he will start studying Library Sciences at the University of Oklahoma Tulsa campus, with a focus in Indigenous Studies. His goals are to work in a museum or library and continue to do his part in preserving and revitalizing Cherokee language and culture. McAlpin belongs to Squirrel Ridge Ceremonial Grounds in Kenwood, Oklahoma and is Gaduwa.