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Eva and Rose Petoskey

Eva Petoskey

UWM American Indian Studies alumna Eva Petosky now lives in Peshawbestown, Michigan where she does program development and evaluation for native and nonnative businesses in the area.

Eva is pictured to the right with her daughter Rose.


Wendy Geniusz

Wendy Makoons Geniusz

Wendy Makoons Geniusz earned her PhD in 2006. She then taught courses at the Minnesota State University–Moorhead in the Department of American and Multi-cultural Studies. Currently, she is an associate professor of American Indian Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire.

Wendy is author of “Our Knowledge is Not Primitive: Decolonizing Botanical Anishinaabe Teachings” (Syracuse University Press) and editor of two books on the Ojibwe language and culture revitalization, published in June 2015 (University of Minnesota Press).