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Katelyn (Xéetl’ee) Stiles is an artist and scholar working in the mediums of movement, film, drawing, and community-based research creation. Katelyn is of the Kiks.ádi Clan (Raven/Frog) and Kaxátjaa Hít (Herring House) of Sheet’ká (Sitka, Alaska). Women of her clan are known as Kax̲átjaashaa (Herring Ladies) and this responsibility is central to her work.


Katelyn is a PhD candidate in Native American Studies at the University of California, Davis and works as an Assistant Professor of Indigenous Studies at the University of Alaska Southeast in Sheet'ká. Her research crosses into critical Indigenous Studies, Improvisation and Performance Studies, and Feminist Science and Technology Studies. 


photo by Ludger Storcks



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