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Lexie McIntosh
NAS Mellon Impact Fellow


BA, Native American Studies, University of Oklahoma, in progress

Personal Statement

Hello. My name is Lexie McIntosh. At the time of this writing, I am a senior attending the University of Oklahoma. I’m currently majoring in Native American Studies on the pre-law track. At the end of my time here at the University of Oklahoma, I hope to have a degree in Native American Studies (NAS), as well as a law degree. I hope to one day be employed by the Muscogee (Creek) Nation as a tribal lawyer. Up until I began my time at OU, I myself have had next to no contact with the Creek culture. My grandparents were raising four boys in a time when being brown meant having a target on your back, so they never spoke the language around them, never told them too much about their history, their culture, none of it. My father then had my siblings and I, and we subsequently were raised the same way. One of the reasons that I chose NAS is so that I can learn not only about my own background, but of the other tribes in and around Oklahoma as well. I want to learn for myself, but I also want to learn so I can go back home and teach my father. I want to learn about all of the things my grandparents knew, and what I never got to know. From making the decision late in my senior year to pursue law, to where I’m at now, about to enter my first semester of classes in my senior year, the whole experience has been a bit of a whirlwind. It’s been exhilarating and difficult at times, but I’m doing my best to persevere and get my degree so I can help others.

Areas of Interest and Expertise

Tribal law

Honors and Recognition

Distinguished Scholar Award, University of Oklahoma, 08/2019
State Champion in Dental Terminology, HOSA (McAlester KTC), 2018 & 2019

Previous Administrative Work

Current president of the American Indian Student Association at OU