Profile

David Heska Wanbli Weiden, an enrolled member of the Sicangu Lakota nation, is the author of the novel Winter Counts (Ecco/HarperCollins, 2020) and the children’s book Spotted Tail (Reycraft, 2019). His work appears in Shenandoah, the Yellow Medicine Review, Transmotion, the Criminal Class Review, and other magazines.

He’s the recipient of a MacDowell Colony Fellowship, a Ragdale Foundation residency, and the PEN America Writing for Justice Fellowship and was a Tin House Scholar. He received his MFA from the Institute of American Indian Arts and his PhD from the University of Texas at Austin. He’s professor of Native American studies at Metropolitan State University of Denver and lives in Colorado with his family.

Education

BA | University of Colorado at Boulder

JD | University of Denver, Sturm College of Law

PhD | University of Texas at Austin

MFA | Institute of American Indian Arts

Justin Bigos

Faculty, MFA in Writing & Publishing

David Shields

Visiting Faculty, MFA in Writing & Publishing

Elissa Schappell

Visiting Faculty, MFA in Writing & Publishing

Janaka Stucky

Visiting Faculty, MFA in Writing & Publishing

David Heska Wanbli Weiden

Visiting Faculty, MFA in Writing & Publishing

Rita Banerjee

Director & Faculty, MFA in Writing & Publishing