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About First Nations Education Doctorate


Expand your First Nations knowledge of the past for future generations.

Support your community and build your experience with the First Nations Education Doctoral program (FNED). You’ll experience a holistic worldview of the Indigenous people of Turtle Island (North America). FNED is centered in Indigenous teaching and learning methods to support you in reconnecting with original, ancestral knowledge and apply them to your work and the community.

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Admissions Requirements

Candidates for the FNED program submit an electronic application, admissions materials and complete an interview and written essay.

Admissions Details

Indigenous Connections

Study Indigenous knowledge of First Nations and collaborate across generations to strengthen Indigenous cultures, both inside the classroom and out.

Career Possibilities

Historic Roots

UW-Green Bay has 20+ years experience teaching First Nations education, and acknowledges the First Nations people who are the original inhabitants of the region.

Land Acknowledgement

Oral Scholarship

Passing down knowledge from generation to generation.

Indigenous teaching and learning is grounded in the time-honored oral tradition. Oral scholars and academic faculty collaborate and co-teach classes. Through this dialogue, you’ll get the chance to interact with learning and teaching activities not always possible within the normal academic channels, meaning you’ll see things from a wider range of perspectives.

Course Catalog
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Artley Skenandore, Jr.

A Deep Well
Of Creativity

"My experience in the doctoral program has been an opportunity to collaborate with some of the best minds on this Turtle Island from our Indigenous world. Our cohort is making a contribution to that same bundle of creativity. The well of creativity becomes deeper by what we share with each other."

Artley Skenandore, Jr.
Principal and Athletic Director
Oneida Nation High School

Lisa Poupart

What's Your "WHY"?

Professor Poupart wants to talk to you about what brought you to this program. What's your "why"?

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