Electa Quinney Institute’s Indigenous Kinship and Responsibility Scholarship

The First Nations Scholarship is designed to provide mentorship and research opportunities for students to participate in research projects and professional development that will benefit Indigenous communities. We expand research spaces to include not only archives and laboratories, but also our non-human relatives in forests and prairies, water, and the star world. Our Indigenous ancestors have always navigated this intellectual work from within our own language and cultural systems through a method of kinship and responsibility. We understand and engage with a web of relationships as a large kinship system and act upon our responsibilities to promote a larger flourishing of all life. Indigenous students are strongly encouraged to apply, and we will support all Major and Minor disciplines. Graduate students, please reach out to us at eqi-uwm@uwm.edu. (Please keep this description in mind while you answer the application questions.)

Isabel Bader
Limited scholarships available up to $5,000, Renewable
Schools, Colleges, Departments, and Areas
Electa Quinney Institute for American Indian Education, Graduate Student Scholarships, UWM Foundation Scholarships
Supplemental Questions
  1. There are 12 distinct Indigenous communities in Wisconsin, 574 the U.S., many more state and unrecognized communities and many more in the rest of the world. Please describe a personal, familial and/or community narrative that articulates what kinship and responsibility mean to you. In considering your answer, please share any specific connection you may have to an Indigenous community or communities.