New Partnership with MMSD and EQI

The Electa Quinney Institute has partnered with the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District Greenseams® program to develop Indigenous Land Management Plans for selected sties within the Milwaukee River Basin.

“Greenseams Hero”; image courtesy of MMSD.

Part of the partnership provides support for EQI to develop a new paid internship program where students enroll in AIS 489: Internship in American Indian Studies, Upper Division to earn internship credits. The course framework provides students the time to develop an Indigenous understanding of a baseline of flourishing, and Indigenous definitions of nature-based environmental solutions. The nature-based land-management will be developed through Indigenous agriculture, with possible establishment of orchards and indigenous trees, and prairie re-establishment through a specialized study of Indigenous Land Management Planning and Implementation. Indigenous methodologies create a diffuse agricultural system and a close kinship with the land, which will take several years to see the full impact. Through experiential learning, students will collect data to have a holistic comprehensive understanding of the plan’s results.

More information and the application can be found at the Indigenous Land Management Summer Internship Program page.