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UW-Green BayMenominee Language


The instructional sessions will be taught by Ron Corn, Jr., and Napos - David Turney, experienced instructors in the Menominee Language.

Napos - David Turney

Napos is David's Menominee name meaning "First Rabbit or Rabbit that Leads".  He have a BA Degree from Native American Educational Services (NAES) College - Menominee Campus in Native American Community Studies and Public Policy .  Napos also studied at UW - Oshkosh, NTC - Antigo, Fox Valley Technical College, UW- Green Bay and College of Menominee Nation studying American Indian Studies, Printing and Publishing and Native American Tribal Law.  He has been an Adjunct Instructor at UWGB since January 2006 teaching in the First Nations Studies Program and also as an Oral Traditional Scholar in Residence for the First Nations Studies Program.  Most of Napos' time is committed to studying Menominee culture, language and medicinal plants, and as a musician.

Menominee Nation Elder David Turney Sr., known also as Napos, shares seven principles he teaches as an adjunct lecturer at UWGB.|tvideo|article


Ron Corn, Jr.

For over 20 years, Ron Corn, Jr., has immersed himself in the study, experience and culture of the Menominee Language. Ron is able to "speak, write, teach, transcribe, translate and live the Menominee Language". From creating intensive language cultural actives for Menominee youth, to facilitating Menominee language tables, to developing Menominee Language curriculum for advanced level Menominee Language learners, Ron inspires and teaches the language, traditions and culture of the Menominee people.


Lisa Poupart - Curricular Advisor, First Nations Studies

Currently Professor is an Associate Professor of Humanistic Studies, First Nation Studies and Womens Studies at the University of Wisconsin Green Bay. She also servse as the chair and advisor of the First Nation Studies program. Prof. Poupart's scholarly publications and research are concerned with social problems in American Indian reservation and urban communities. Her primary research interest is concerned with internalized oppression in American Indian communities and the social problems that stem from this phenomenon including domestic violence, childhood sexual abuse, addictions, and juvenile delinquency. Prof. Poupart also servse as a consultant on issues concerning American Indian domestic violence and juvenile delinquency with the Department of Justice and National Institute of Justice. Currently she is involved with a number of state and national initiatives to standardize First Nation Studies curriculum and core knowledge. Prof. Poupart holds a Doctorate of Philosophy in Justice Studies from Arizona State University with a concentration in American Indian law and federal Indian policy.