Luhui is an enrolled member of the Coastal Band of the Chumash Nation. Luhui is a Ph.D. student in the Women, Gender, & Sexuality program at Oregon State University as well as the Assistant Director of the OSU Native American Longhouse Eena Haws. She received her B.S. in Ethnic Studies, B.S. in Anthropology, and M.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies (Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies, Ethnic Studies, and Queer Studies focus), all from OSU.
Luhui is a mother, poet, and Indigenous activist. Her research focuses on Indigenous rhetorics, Indigeneity & reclaiming of Indigenous identity/gender roles, missing & murdered Indigenous women, Indigenous resistance movements, and natural resource protection. Her most recent projects include the incorporation of heteropatriarchy in Native traditions as well as intergenerational Indigenous activism with the Dakota Access Pipeline Resistance Movement.
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