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