Minowakiing Chibizhiwag Dewe’igan

(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

ICS and EQI

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

EQI Drum and the UWM Powwow

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

Algonquian Conference

This year the International Algonuian language conference is being hosted by the Electa Quinney Institute at UWM. The conference will take place on the UWM campus from October 13th through October 16th. Each year an international, interdisciplinary community of scholars… Read More