The Center for First Nations Education celebrates a collection of invaluable educational resources for the region

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 15, 2024

The collection will be honored on Monday, February 19, at the UW-Green Bay Cofrin Library

Green Bay, WI — The UW-Green Bay Center for First Nations Education is hosting a reception honoring the collection on Monday, February 19, 2024. The collection was developed for two main purposes:

  • To support Act 31 teacher education in the region
  • To support student success by creating a collection and space for relevant, responsive, and inclusive scholarship and inquiry

Elder Hours with Napos will be held from 3:45 to 5 p.m. followed by a short program honoring the collection from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on the third floor of the Cofrin Library. The community is invited to learn about the collection and how to use it, enjoy refreshments and live music from multi-award willing international touring artist, Wade Fernandez.

Notably, this collection features materials created by and about First Nations peoples and global Indigenous communities—with subcollections crafted by staff in the Center for First Nations Education Office. Topics that cover education, history, Indigenous intellectualism/philosophy, language materials, laws and policies, media, sovereignty and young readers are included. Within these subcollections are materials about inclusive, non-western pedagogies and teaching materials, popular reading, scholarly journals, youth literature and board books, law and policy texts, DVDs, CDs, and so much more.

This collection is one that anyone—K-16 educators, preservice teachers, students, staff, and community members—can use to learn more about Indigenous histories, cultures, sovereignty, and contemporary status from Indigenous perspectives.  Publication and scholarship in this area is rich and constantly growing to reflect the research interests of the UW-Green Bay Community. The partnership that drives making this collection accessible is one that will also continue to grow as the Center for First Nation Education staff wish to add more materials to it.

To learn more about the Center for First Nation Education, please visit their web site.

About UW-Green Bay
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