Richard A. Grounds, (Ph.D., Princeton Theological Seminary), "of Yuchi and Seminole heritage, is Project Director for the Euchee (Yuchi) Language Project based in Sapulpa, Oklahoma, working with the five remaining fluent Yuchi speakers. After completing his Ph.D. in the History of Religions he taught at St. Olaf College and at the University of Tulsa. He has been a Faculty with the Pew Foundation Program in Religion and American History and co-chair of the Native Traditions in the Americas Group at the American Academy of Religion. He served for seven years on the Central Committee of the World Council of Churches. He was co-convener of the hemispheric Indigenous conference, “Our Living Languages, Our Living Cultures,” Oklahoma City (2002). He is currently co-chair of the Program Council for Cultural Survival and continues to call for an “International Year of Indigenous Languages” at the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues at the United Nations in New York. Dr. Grounds has published on Native language issues in the Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature (2005), and co-edited, along with George Tinker (Osage) and David Wilkins (Lumbee), Native Voices: American Indian Identity & Resistance (University of Kansas Press, 2003)."