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Doctorate in First Nations Education

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Strengthen Your Voice

Study Indigenous education to support your community and the future.

You have a desire to impact change – to do more to recognize, revitalize and renew Indigenous communities. We each come for different reasons. What's your "why"? However you answer, you are in the right place! UW-Green Bay's First Nations Education Doctorate (FNED) exists to expand your knowledge about Indigenous peoples, and prepare you to change institutions, promote First Nations cultural resurgence and foster the vitality of future generations.

Academic + Oral Tradition

The only degree of its kind in the U.S., this academically rigorous program prepares transformational leaders through oral scholarship.

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Weekend Class Schedule

Primarily face-to-face, cohorts collaborate in intensive weekend classes about once month, summer included, for the first two years.

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Scholarship Opportunities

With every year, college continues to get more and more expensive – to ensure you’re financially ready, apply for scholarships.

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Engage. Expand. Immerse.

Make a difference.

You will engage with others who bring vast knowledge experiences, and have the space to expand, grow and talk about your own challenges and experiences. Immerse yourself in original instructions and ancient teachings by learning from Elders, oral scholars and knowledge bearers, and apply these teachings for the benefit of the world around you.

About FNED

Jenn Edginton

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"The faculty is the best I’ve encountered in all of my professional and academic career. They are supportive, understanding, knowledgeable and ready to share what they know as well as learn from each and everyone in our cohort."

Jenn Edginton
Director of Interpretation Illinois State Museum

Lisa Poupart

Have Questions?

Reach out to Professor Lisa Poupart. She is a member of the Lac Du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Anishinaabe and Associate Professor of First Nations Education at UW-Green Bay.

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