Two First Nations students complete summer 2020 GLITC NARCH internships

Kelly House (left) and Jennifer Barnes

Two UW-Green Bay First Nations students have successfully completed GLITC (Great Lakes Intertribal Council, Inc.) NARCH (Native American Research Centers for Health) Summer 2020 research internships. Under the mentorship of First Nations Studies faculty member, Prof. JP Leary (Cherokee/Delaware) and First Nations Student Success Coordinator, Crystal Lepscier (Little Shell/Menominee/Stockbridge-Munsee), students Kelly House (Oneida) and Jennifer Barnes (Menominee) have finished rigorous scholarly research based on UWGB First Nations student populations and how best to serve them.

House has continued her work from Summer 2019 on a documentary that will premiere in November. This documentary addresses First Nations student perspectives on UW-Green Bay. She has worked vigorously to format themes and align her visual presentation with the first hand accounts of the student experience. Barnes has drawn from scholarship on student services for First Nations students and combines her own experience as a transfer student as well as serving as a GPS mentor to focus on best practices to use with First Nations students at UW-Green Bay. She has formulated an ideal orientation model including post-COVID and current situational considerations.

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