Welcome Message

Welcome from the team at EQI
Boozhoo / Bosho / Posoh / Sheku / Hizakisana / Kuwiingu-neewul
or “Hello” in
Ojibwe / Potawatomi / Menominee / Oneida / Ho-Chunk and Munsee (all the nations of Wisconsin)!

Welcome to the Electa Quinney Institute for American Indian Education. Inspired by our namesake Electa Quinney, a Stockbridge Munsee Mohican and Wisconsin’s first teacher, the focus of the Institute is to strengthen and celebrate American Indian education at the local, regional and national level with strong connections to indigenous teaching practices around the globe. Through a generous gift of the Indian Community School Inc., the Electa Quinney Institute has endowed professorships in the School of Education with a strategic plan and vision for connecting American Indian programs at UWM with the Milwaukee and Wisconsin community.

Miigwech / Igwiyek / Wāēwāēnen / Yaw^ko / Wa’iniiginapšana / Anushiik
or “Thank You” in
Ojibwe / Potawatomi / Menominee / Oneida / Ho-Chunk and Munsee.