Maureen Trudelle Schwarz is associate professor of anthropology at Syracuse University in New York and author of Blood and Voice: Navajo Women Ceremonial Practitioners.
Ines Talamantez is an associate professor of religious studies University of California, Santa Barbara, where she has taught on Native American religions and ecology.
Suzanne Crawford O’Brien is an assistant professor of religion and culture at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Wash. She is an expert on the religious and spiritual attitudes and practices of Native Americans and animals.
K. Tsianina Lomawaima is co-author of Uneven Ground: American Indian Sovereignty and Federal Law (University of Oklahoma Press, 2001) and professor of American Indian studies at the University of Arizona.
David E. Wilkins is co-author of Uneven Ground: American Indian Sovereignty and Federal Law (University of Oklahoma Press, 2001) and associate professor of American Indian studies, political science and law at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.
Gregory Baylor is director of the Christian Legal Society and said outlawing sacramental tea would be the equivalent of banning the wine served at a Roman Catholic Mass.
Kelly Shackelford is president and CEO of First Liberty Institute, a Texas law firm that works to preserve religious freedom and argued in support of the Bladensburg cross before the Supreme Court.
Rodney Frey is a professor of American Indian studies and anthropology at the University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho. He is an expert on the religious and spiritual attitudes and practices of Native American tribes of the West and animals.
Jacqueline Shea Murphy is an assistant professor of dance at the University of California, Riverside. In 2004, she helped mount a program at the university called “Red Rhythms” on American Indian spirituality through dance.