Reminder: Medicinal plant walk, Friday, Oct. 12

UW-Green Bay alumna Misty (Davids) Cook ’03 (Master of Science in Administrative Science), author of the book “Medicine Generations,” will lead a medicinal plants walk on the Green Bay Campus and give a talk on her book on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018. The book talk will begin at 11 a.m. in Wood Hall 410, with a book signing taking place and refreshments being offered at noon. The medicinal walk around campus is set for 12:30 p.m., rain or shine. Meet in Wood Hall 410 at 12:20 p.m. to take part in the walk!

Tonight (Oct. 11) Prof. Leary shares The Story of Act 31

UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. J P Leary (Humanities, First Nations Studies, and History) will share The Story of Act 31, at the Wade House Historic Site in Greenbush, Wis. tonight (Oct. 11, 2018) at 7 p.m. Since its passage in 1989, a state law known as Act 31 requires that all students in Wisconsin learn about the history, culture, and tribal sovereignty of Wisconsin’s federally recognized tribes. The Story of Act 31 details the law’s inception-tracing its origins to a court decision in 1983 that affirmed American Indian hunting and fishing treaty rights in Wisconsin, and to the violent public outcry that followed the court’s decision. See more.

Reminder: Medicinal plants walk on Friday, Oct. 12

UW-Green Bay alumna Misty (Davids) Cook’03 (Master of Science in Administrative Science), author of the book “Medicine Generations,” will lead a medicinal plants walk on campus and give a talk on her book on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018. The book talk will begin at 11 a.m. in Wood Hall 410, with a book signing taking place and refreshments being offered at Noon. The medicinal walk around campus is set for 12:30 p.m., rain or shine.

Elder Hours schedule for Fall 2018 — all are welcome

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 this Fall. The Oral Scholars in Residence program offers an opportunity to learn from First Nations Elders in an informal setting through storytelling and everyday conversation.

Fall 2018 Elder Hours

Sept. 17, 2018 through Dec. 14, 2018

  • Monday: 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Napos
  • Tuesday: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Leah Miller
  • Wednesday: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Georgia Bur and 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Napos
  • Thursday: 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., Dr. Carol Cornelius

J.P. Leary featured as guest on WPR

UW-Green Bay Associate Professor J.P. Leary (First Nations Studies) was featured on an WPR episode titled “How teaching native history and culture in Wisconsin’s schools became law.” The episode looks into the era before and after Act 31, the law that brought Native American history to schools in Wisconsin.

UW-Green Bay team attends NCORE conference

image001Eric Arneson, vice chancellor for student affairs and campus climate) and Susan Gallagher-Lepak, dean of the College of Health, Education and Social Work (CHESW) led a dynamic team of UW-Green Bay faculty and staff to the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity (NCORE) in New Orleans May 29 to June 2, 2018. This national conference is for faculty, staff and students to collaborate with recognized and effective practitioners and change makers to transform higher education’s mission for diversity.

The UW-Green Bay team included: Jolanda Sallmann (Social Work), Forest Brooks (First Nations Studies), Jennifer Jones (Admissions), Rosa Serrano (Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs), Claudia Guzman (Student Life), Francis Akakpo (Social Work), JP Leary (First Nations Education), Stacie Christian (Inclusive Excellence & Pride Center), Adam Novotny (Student Life), Jamie Froh-Tyrell (Education) and Nicole Kurth (Residence Life). The team is committed to work together to improve diversity and inclusion on campus. Team ideas will be worked on in the upcoming year and reported to the Chancellor’s Committee on Inclusive Excellence. This conference attracted nearly 4,000 attendees. The photo shows part of the UW-Green Bay team. From left to right: Froh-Tyrell, Jones, Akakpo, Kurth, Arneson, Novotny and  Serrano.

Faculty note: Prof. Leary’s book featured in Door County Pulse

The Door County Pulse reviewed the newly released book by UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. (First Nations Studies) J. P. Leary.

“In 1989, a state law known as Act 31 was passed that requires all students in Wisconsin to learn the history, culture and tribal sovereignty of Wisconsin’s federally recognized tribes. The Story of Act 31: How Native History Came to Wisconsin Classrooms, entails the story behind that landmark legislation and its implementation. Leary and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction’s American Indian Studies Consultant (1996-2011), traces the legislation’s origins from a 1983 court decision that affirmed American Indian hunting and fishing treaty rights and led to violent public outcry. Leary also explores pre-1989 educational policy decisions in order to tell the full story of how Native history became a Wisconsin classroom requirement.”

UW-Green Bay launches first doctoral program in first nations education

On March 22, 2018, UW-Green Bay announced that applications for the University’s Doctorate Degree in Education in First Nations Education are being accepted. This program is the only one of its kind in the state of Wisconsin. Nativenewsonline.net has the story.

Poupart speaks to WBAY on first-ever UW-Green Bay doctorate

UW-Green Bay announces it is accepting applications for the first-ever doctorate program in education. WBAY spoke with program director, UW-Green Bay Prof. Lisa Poupart. The degree is specific to indigenous communities of northeast Wisconsin.

“We really have a responsibility to give back to tribal communities, and I think that was one of the driving forces behind creating the first doctoral program in First Nations Education,” said Lisa Poupart, Ph.D, Associate Professor at UW-Green Bay.

There are a number of tribal communities located within an hour’s drive of UW-Green Bay, such as the Oneida Nation and Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin. This program integrates professional fields like education, social work, and healthcare— with tribal culture.

Live streaming event today: Historical Trauma and Unresolved Grief Among Native People of North America

Please join in on a livestream keynote address with Dr. Maria Yellow Horse Brave Heart Monday, Nov. 27, 2017, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in Wood Hall 118. A question and answer session with UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Lisa Poupart, director and chair of First Nations Studies, follows from 6:30 to 7 p.m. The keynote is sponsored by Marquette University. Dr. Brave Heart (Hunkpapa and Oglala Lakota) is associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and director of Native American and disparities research in the Division of Community Behavioral Health at the University of New Mexico Department of Psychiatry, in the School of Medicine at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. Dr. Brave Heart introduced the concept of historical trauma and historical unresolved grief for American Indians, and by 1992, she developed and delivered the first Historical Trauma and Unresolved Grief Intervention in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Historical trauma is the cumulative emotional and psychological wounding across generations, due to the devastating effects of massive collective losses and catastrophic events which began with European contact and colonization.