The front-page story in the Feb. 8 Green Bay Press-Gazette celebrates the success of the Center for First Nation Studies, a place where future teachers and other students can meet with faculty and tribal elders to learn about Native American history and culture.
The center, a collaboration of the First Nations Studies program and the Education unit, will be recognized with a UW System Regents award for excellence in diversity. The Press-Gazette news story quotes faculty members Lisa Poupart, Tim Kaufman and David Turney. To see the newspaper story, click here.
In earning the 2012 UW System Board of Regents Diversity Award in the Institutional/Unit category, the program is being recognized as one that fosters access and success in university life for historically underrepresented populations.
In partnership with UW-Green Bay’s Professional Program in Education, the First Nations Studies program also has created an innovative model to teach teachers how to deliver culturally relevant instruction about the history, culture, and tribal sovereignty of First Nations people. For more on the Regent Award, click here.
Finally, for a 2011 UW-Green Bay news bureau video on the program, click here.