“Niizhosagoons gemaa Nisosagoons Daso-biboonagad” / “Two or Three Thousand Years” This publication by Broadside Press, was a collaboration with the words by Margaret Noodin and the art by Meghan Keane. Broadside Press, founded in 2005, has the mission of putting… Read More
(The Milwaukee Panthers Drum)
The current care taker of the drum is UWM student, Nathon Breu. For his Honor’s Senior Thesis, he wrote about the history of the Anishinaabek Big Drum. How this one specific, Gete Dewe’igan, and how this dewe’igan came to be part of the community, and how she functions to promote well-being in this community. You can read this essay via a PDF here: Minowakiing Chibizhiwag Dewe’igan
Although her tenor as Wisconsin’s Poet Laureate has ended, she is still busy sharing her work. Anishinaabe poet and former Wisconsin Poet Laureate Kimberly Blaeser speaks with Janet McAdams, Robert P. Hubbard Professor in Poetry at Kenyon College, about picto-poems, watery… Read More
The partnership between the Indian Community School (ICS) and the Electa Quinney Institute (EQI) is long standing and full of rich deeply rooted connections. This partnership was recently highlighted on Indianz.com – a place for Native American news, information and… Read More
A short while ago, UWM Journalism student, Ed Makowski, interviewed Junior, Nathon. He is also a participate in the EQI Undergraduate Research program for Native students. We drum in Bolton Hall on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. If you ever hear us, feel free to stop and join us. Drumming and singing are good medicine. A medicine we can all use. Help us keep our circle of humanity complete.
Read the story here: UW-Milwaukee’s Pow Wow Has Deep American Indian Roots