Tag: First Nations

Prof. J P Leary lecture featured on University Place

“J P Leary, Associate Professor of First Nations Studies at UW-Green Bay, discusses the history behind Act 31, the 1989 Wisconsin law which requires all students in the state to learn about the culture, tribal sovereignty, and history of the eleven federally recognized tribes residing in Wisconsin.” Via University Place, The Story of Act 31 […]

Learn about First Nations via Elders at fall 2019 Elder Hours

The UW-Green Bay Education Center for First Nations Studies invites all students, staff, faculty, and community members to visit the First Nations Oral Scholars in Residence Elder Hours  program. This program provides an informal setting for individuals to learn about First Nations Elders through storytelling and casual conversation in Wood Hall 410, Green Bay Campus. […]

Campus mourns loss of alumna and First Nations teacher, Susan Daniels

UW-Green Bay alumna, and teacher in UW-Green Bay’s First Nations Studies program, Susan Daniels, passed away August 2, 2019. She earned her bachelor’s degree in 1994 in Social Change and Development (now Democracy and Justice Studies) and her Master’s in Applied Leadership in Teaching and Learning in 2014, both from UW-Green Bay. She was a […]

Oneida Nation | UW-Green Bay speaker Yuntlekalau McLester shares her story

Yuntlekalau McLester wanted to share her experiences in her commencement speech at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay graduation ceremony held May 18, 2019. One of those experiences was with failure. “It happens all the time in life, we can’t succeed if we never fail at something,” she said. via Oneida Nation | UWGB speaker Yuntlekalau […]

Graduating Class Speaker Yuntlekalau McLester encourages graduates to be purposeful

Graduating Class Speaker Yuntlekalau McLester encourages graduates to be purposeful

UW-Green Bay Student Speaker Yuntlekalau McLester began her commencement remarks at the beginning, introducing herself to family, friends and fellow graduates in her native Oneida language and ending in song with a message for graduates: Shekoli Swakweku “I=kelhe taetwatunlunha Evangeline yutatyatskwe akhsothak< Tsyosha>aht yutatyats aknulha Yuntle>kala=& niyukyats, wakkwaho niwakitalot<, Onyote>a=ka niwakatuh<tsyot< ohkale Talu>kowahne thenakle> Hello […]

About the Graduating Class Speaker Yuntlekalau Mamie McLester

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Success comes at your own pace. Yuntlekalau Mamie McLester, Satuday’s graduating class speaker, knows this well. As a non-traditional student, mother and mentor, McLester forged a path toward earning her degree that was neither fast nor easy, but is indeed her own. UW-Green Bay is the fifth and final college she’s attended on her path […]

UW-Green Bay doctoral student named state special services teacher of the year

UW-Green Bay First Nations Education doctoral student Bawaajigekwe Andrea DeBungie has been named the state’s Special Services Teacher of the Year. The special education teacher at Lake Superior Elementary School has been teaching for 11 years. “I accept them as they are and how they come into the classroom and foster that,” she said of her students. […]

Open invitation to visit with oral traditional scholars

The UW-Green Bay Education Center for First Nations Studies on the Green Bay campus invites all students, staff faculty, and community members to visit the First Nations Oral Scholars in Residence. The Oral Scholars in Residence program offers an opportunity to learn from First Nations Elders in an informal setting through storytelling and everyday conversation. […]

UW-Green Bay student named Outstanding Women of Color in Education Award recipient for 2018

UW-Green Bay student Alana Dallas (First Nations Studies and Social Work) was selected as a honoree for the Outstanding Women of Color in Education Award for 2018. Presented by the University of Wisconsin System, the Outstanding Women of Color in Education Award is an annual honor given to faculty, staff, students or community members to recognize […]