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First Nations Studies Opportunities

Take an Active Role

Help your community while you build your experience.

Welcome to a learning experience that transcends traditional boundaries. Partner with Tribal Elders and immerse yourself in the richness of oral traditions, addressing real-world challenges within the Tribal communities. You'll contribute meaningfully through volunteer opportunities, internships, and community-based course work, blending academic growth with applied service.

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Under the guidance of faculty members, you'll navigate real-life challenges. Earn credit while partnering with leading organizations and immerse yourself in a practical learning environment where theory meets application. Organizations that hire interns include:

  • Tribal Museums
  • Schools
  • Tribal Government offices
  • Tribal Libraries
  • Tribal Social Service Agencies including domestic violence shelters, native youth group homes, etc

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UW-Green Bay Intertribal Student Council


As a program, we focus on the value of working in a group and recognizing the inherent connection between people. Through volunteering, you can provide necessary knowledge and skills for places like:

  • UW-Green Bay Intertribal Student Council
  • Mentoring and tutoring in tribal schools
  • Oneida Nation Farms
  • Safe Shelter
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Through the Oral Tradition Concentration, you can learn from Indigenous knowledge bearers and Elders in a tribal setting. You'll be an apprentice to a wisdom keeper who specializes in anything from plant medicine to astronomy.  

Professor Lisa Poupart

Let's Connect

As the chair for our program, Professor Lisa Poupart values collaboration and compelling discussion both in and out of the classroom. If you have questions, she can help!

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