Dr. Dawn Karima is a Global Music Award Winner and WINNER of a NATIVE AMERICAN MUSIC AWARD (NAMMY), an INDIGENOUS ARTIST ACTIVIST AWARD WINNER and an INDIGENOUS MUSIC AWARD NOMINEE,who hosts "A Conversation with Dawn Karima", a talk show on TalktainmentRadio.com and its affiliates.
The author of two novels, THE WAY WE MAKE SENSE and THE MARRIAGE OF SAINTS and co-author of CHILDREN LEARN WHAT THEY READ is also the author of a poetry book, THE SINGING OF THE STARS. Her home is the Qualla Boundary Reservation, where she directs Wells Of Victory Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit that uplifts lives through Cultural Preservation, Spirituality, Education and the Arts. THE DESIRE OF NATIONS won a NAMMY for Best Gospel/Inspirational in 2013 and her NAMMY-nominated CD is THE WORSHIP OF ANGELS.
She is also a journalist in Native and mainstream media, an award-winning filmmaker and the co-director of another 501(c)3 SPIRITCARE,Inc, which focuses on Spirituality, Multiculturalism and Education through community service. She has a BA from Harvard and the MFA in Creative Writing from The Ohio State University. Her doctorate was completed at The University of Kentucky / Trinity Seminary.
Dawn Karima has reigned as Ms. Native American Worldwide, Ms. Native American Achievements and Miss North Carolina Achievement.This 2015 INDIGENOUS MUSIC AWARD nominee and a recipient of the INDIGENOUS ARTIST ACTIVIST AWARD is also a beadworker , shellshaker and women’s traditional powwow dancer. A popular Motivational Speaker and Performer, she is available to hire to share her talents with groups, organizations, events, conferences and concerts.