(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
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 entertainment.
The full story can be read at Indianz.com
Do you have questions about the Native peoples of North America but do not know where to start? Here is a short document created to get you started. It has some books, websites, and people to contact at UW-Milwaukee. Still have questions? Feel free to contact us.
As part of the AIS 101: Introduction to American Indian Studies students submit a final project that is an open ended artistic expression, expanding or reflecting upon a topic (or many topics) covered in class. This is one of those projects.