Rosalyn is an award winning Indigenous writer, environmental historian, and ethnobotanist. She works within Indigenous communities to revitalize traditional ecological knowledge (TEK), to address the growing climate crisis & environmental justice, and to strengthen public policy for Indigenous languages. Rosalyn is an enrolled member of the Blackfeet Tribe of Montana and Métis.
Indigenous Knowledge, Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK), Ethnobotany, Environmental Justice, Gender, Social Movements & Activism.
Invisible Reality: Storytellers,Storytakers and the Supernatural World of the Blackfeet, University of Nebraska Press, 2017.
- John C. Ewers Book Award, Western History Association, 2018
- Donald Fixico Book Award, Western History Association, 2018
- High Plains Book Award, Finalist 2018
City Indian: Native American Activism in Chicago, 1893-1934, Rosalyn LaPier and David R.M. Beck, University of Nebraska Press, 2015.
- Robert G. Athearn Book Award, Western History Association, 2016
Selected Articles & Commentaries
"For Indigenous People, Abortion is a Religious Right," with Abaki Beck, Yes! Magazine, June 30, 2022.
“Ella Mad Plume Yellow Wolf Photographs by a Native American Woman in the Early 1940s,” Montana The Magazine of Western History, Winter 2021/22.
- Best Western Short Nonfiction, Western Writers of America, Spur Award Finalist, 2022.
“Say goodbye to the words ‘Wild’ and ‘Wilderness’,” Missoula Current, August 23, 2021.
“New Wave of Anti-Protest Laws May Infringe on Religious Freedoms for Indigenous Peoples,” The Conversation, July 12, 2021.
“Mountaintop Removal Threatens Traditional Blackfoot Territory,” High Country News, February 1, 2021.