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UW-Green Bay Center for First Nations Education will unveil and celebrate its collection of educational resources Monday

The Center for First Nations Education faculty

The UW-Green Bay Center for First Nations Education will host a reception honoring its  collection of educational resources on Monday, February 19, 2024.

Elder Hours with Napos will be held from 3:45 to 5 p.m. followed by a short program honoring the collection from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on the third floor of the Cofrin Library on the UW-Green Bay campus. The community is invited to learn about the collection and how to use it, enjoy refreshments and live music from multi-award willing international touring artist, Wade Fernandez.

This collection features materials created by and about First Nations peoples and global Indigenous communities, with subcollections crafted by staff in the Center for First Nations Education Office. Topics that cover education, history, Indigenous intellectualism/philosophy, language materials, laws and policies, media, sovereignty and young readers are included. Within these subcollections are materials about inclusive, non-western pedagogies and teaching materials, popular reading, scholarly journals, youth literature and board books, law and policy texts, DVDs, CDs, and so much more.

This collection is one that anyone—K-16 educators, preservice teachers, students, staff, and community members—can use to learn more about Indigenous histories, cultures, sovereignty, and contemporary status from Indigenous perspectives.

The collection was developed to support Act 31 teacher education in the region and to support student success by creating a collection and space for relevant, responsive, and inclusive scholarship and inquiry, according to a press release.