Professor Emeritus, Native Nations Law and Policy Center Sociology Department, UCLA
Duane Champagne is professor of sociology and on the Faculty Advisory Committee for the Native Nations Law & Policy Center at the University of California, Los Angeles . He is a citizen of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa from North Dakota.
Professor Champagne's research focuses primarily on issues of social and cultural change in both historical and contemporary Native American communities. He has focused on a variety of Indian communities including the Cherokee, Tlingit, Iroquois, Delaware, Choctaw, Northern Cheyenne, Creek, California Indians and others, and has authored and edited over sixty publications, including Contemporary Native American Cultural Issues (1999), Native America: Portraits of the Peoples (1994), The Native North American Almanac (1993) and Social Order and Political Change: Constitutional Governments Among the Cherokee, Choctaw, Chickasaw and Creek (1992).