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Susan Devan Harness

Susan Devan Harness

Keynote Speaker: Indigenous Award-Winning Author of "Bitterroot: A Salish Memoir of Transracial Adoption"

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Susan Devan Harness Biography

Susan Devan Harness is a cultural anthropologist, member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, and an American Indian Transracial Adoptee.

Her book "Bitterroot: A Salish Memoir of Transracial Adoption" has received multiple awards including the High Plains Book Award for Indigenous Author and Creative Nonfiction categories, as well as the Sudler Award for the best work of nonfiction or fiction on western American subject by a woman author. Ms. Harnesses cultural anthropology research, "Mixing Cultural Identities Through Transracial Adoption," was published by Edwin Mellen Press.

Her most recent writing appears in the anthology, "When We Become Ours," published by HarperCollins, and Philosophies of Adoption: Perspectives and Reflections, which will be published by Lexington Press in 2024.

Ms. Harness has spoken both nationally and internationally on the topic of American Indian transracial adoption, as well as appeared in various media including podcasts, public radio, and on the TEDxMileHigh stage. She holds MAs in Anthropology and English, both from Colorado State University, where she is an affiliate of the Department of Anthropology and Geography.

Ms. Harness lives in Fort Collins, Colorado with her husband, Rick, her Golden retriever, Max, and a beautiful vegetable garden.

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Susan Devan Harness Videos

Through the Eyes of Adoptee: Part II
Adopting a child of a different race? Let's talk

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What topics does Susan Devan Harness speak about?

Susan Devan Harness is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Native American Heritage, Storytelling, Authors, Writing, Social Sciences, Culture, Diversity and Indigenous Heritage.

Where does Susan Devan Harness travel from?

Susan Devan Harness generally travels from Fort Collins, CO, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances.

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Susan Devan Harness is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Native American Heritage, Storytelling and Authors. The estimated speaking fee range to book Susan Devan Harness for live events is Below $10,000, and for virtual events Below $10,000. Susan Devan Harness generally travels from Fort Collins, CO, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Gyasi Ross, Billy Mills and Jennifer Quinto. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Susan Devan Harness for an upcoming event.

Susan Devan Harness Videos

Through the Eyes of Adoptee: Part II
Adopting a child of a different race? Let's talk

Susan Devan Harness Reviews

  • Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation - Nov 27 2023

  • University of Wisconsin-La Crosse - Apr 12 2021

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