Faculty note: JP Leary shares expertise at NCORE Conference

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JP Leary with author and educator Victor Lewis.

UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. JP Leary (First Nations Studies) presented in three sessions and had a book signing at the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity Ethnicity (NCORE) in New Orleans May 29 through June 2, 2018. This conference is the leading conference on race and ethnicity in higher education, and this year attracted nearly 4,000 attendees. His new book, “The Story of Act 31: How Native History Came to Wisconsin Classrooms” was well received. He is pictured signing books with author and educator Victor Lewis. His expertise was shared on a panel for a session titled, “Indigenizing College Access: Perspectives on the Work,” on May 30 and in presenting a session titled, “The Story of Act 31: How Native History Came to Wisconsin Classrooms” on May 31. In the later, he discussed his recently published book, the research process that went into it, and some of the interesting things he found along the way. He also presented a shortened version of his book talk at the Native Delegation to NCORE (NDNCORE) caucus meeting, May 30.