UW-Green Bay’s new First Nations doctoral program will launch in Fall 2018. It is also the first of its kind in the state. Associate Prof. Lisa Poupart (First Nation Studies) told NBC26, “Our first doctoral degree is a recognition of that tradition of honoring indigenous people.”
“They start with introductory courses, like an introductory course in First Nations education and include courses in First Nations law and policy, sovereignty,” Poupart said.
From there, students can take higher level courses of greater depth.
“Our students will be working and training to address issues of concern in the surrounding communities, and that called for a need to do research and address those kinds of concerns, and thus the courses in grant writing for example, or statistics so students can generate research and apply for grants,” Poupart said.