On Wed., Oct. 19, all UWW students and employees are invited to the Color of Success: Native American Students in Higher Education and Beyond symposium in UC 275A:
- 9 a.m.: Opening
- 9:30-10:30am Native Culture
- 10:45-11:45am Education & Healthcare
- 1:45-2:45pm Law & Government
- 3-4pm Economic Development
- 4pm Closing
Those who will be sharing their wisdom include Randy Cornelius (Language/Culture Archivist/Educator affiliated with the Oneida Nation, Christine Athmann (Assistant Director of the Native American Center of Health Professions, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health), Amy Klemm Verbos (Asst. Professor in UW-Whitewater’s Dept. of Finance and Business Law and “citizen of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi,” Danielle Yancey (Tribal Policy & Youth Engagement Strategist at the WI Dept. of Transportation), and keynote speaker Kip Ritchie (President of Greenfire Management Services, a construction management, owner’s representative and property management firm located in Milwaukee that is a wholly-owned company of the Potawatomi Business Development Corporation, the investment arm of the Forest County Potawatomi Community).
If you’d like to learn more, Andersen Library may be able to help! Searching the Library’s resources can help you find materials such as the books Reservation “capitalism”: economic development in Indian country (3rd-floor Main Collection, E98.E2 M55 2012), Health and social issues of Native American women (3rd-floor Main Collection, E98.W8 H43 2012), and Beyond the asterisk: Understanding Native students in higher education (3rd-floor Main Collection, E97 .B49 2013).
If you’d like assistance with finding additional resources, please ask a librarian (choose chat or email, phone 262-472-1032, or visit the Reference Desk).