‘Echo’ star and Wisconsin native Alaqua Cox to visit UW-Green Bay as part of the First Nations Education Celebration


The Green Bay community is invited to the event on Friday, April 19, 2024

Green Bay, WI – One of the brightest stars in the Marvel Cinematic Universe will be at the UW-Green Bay campus on Friday. The UW-Green Bay First Nations Education Celebration, featuring “Echo” star, Alaqua Cox, will take place Friday, April 19 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. in the University Union, Phoenix Rooms. The celebration will begin with special acknowledgements within First Nations Education at UW-Green Bay and will be followed by a moderated discussion with Alaqua Cox. The celebration will happen both in-person (limited availability) and virtually, and attendees to both must reserve their spot.

Alaqua Cox has been breaking barriers in television since her first appearance in Disney+’s “Hawkeye” in 2021, and now continues to do so with her breakout role as Maya Lopez/Echo within the spinoff show “Echo.” Her casting in this role made her the first major Indigenous character to be prominently featured in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. She was born and raised in the Menominee Nation community in Keshena, WI and is a member of the Menominee and Mohican Nations.

The celebration will provide a space for campus and the broader community to celebrate and acknowledge people and advancements in First Nations Education at UW-Green Bay. Specifically, acknowledgements will be given to Elders, graduates, students and programs within First Nations Education, as well as plans for the future and the evening’s featured guest, Alaqua Cox.

UW-Green Bay’s Center for First Nations Education works to give students the opportunity to develop relationships with tribal elders and to gain a deeper knowledge of American Indian history and culture. The center provides resources on the instruction of First Nations Studies and houses a resource library with materials in First Nations history, culture, sovereignty, law, worldview, and philosophy. Additionally, the center provides the unique resource of oral traditional Elder scholars in residence, who assist all educators in the community to deliver accurate and culturally competent instruction.

The event is sponsored by The Center for First Nations Education, Inclusive Excellece and Intertribal Student Council.

About UW-Green Bay
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a school of resilient problem solvers who dare to reach higher with the power of education that ignites growth and answers the biggest challenges. Serving 10,300 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students as well as 67,500 continuing education learners annually, UW-Green Bay offers 200 academic degrees, programs, and certificates. With four campus locations in Northeast Wisconsin, the University’s access mission welcomes all students who want to learn, from every corner of the world. Championing bold thinking since opening its doors in 1965, it is a university on the rise – Wisconsin’s fastest growing UW. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.


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