Gabriel Schneider



Gabriel Schneider is a freshman at IAIA pursuing a dual major in Creative Writing and Indigenous Liberal Studies. A citizen of the Cherokee Nation, Gabriel is a passionate proponent of language revitalization efforts among the United Keetoowah Band, the Cherokee Nation, and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, hosting biweekly language lessons with fluent first language speakers for any tribal members who wish to learn their language. Gabriel hopes to incorporate his Cherokee language into his works as he progresses in the Creative Writing program, and hopes to meet and exchange ideas with other classmates and faculty who are similarly invested in language revitalization efforts in their own communities.