Welcome from the Director, David Beaulieu, PhD
Welcome to the Electa Quinney Institute for American Indian Education. The Institute focuses the mission of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in teaching, research and service on the needs of American Indians communities and tribes in the state of Wisconsin. Through a generous gift of the Indian Community School Inc., the Electa Quinney Institute has two endowed professors in the School of Education and a strategic plan and vision for the development of American Indian Programs at the UWM that has grown from the original contribution agreement between the University and the Indian Community School Inc.
The essence of our work is to learn the needs of American Indian Communities and tribes and determine ways in which the University can meet those needs through the work of our faculty in a number of fields. Not unlike our namesake Electa Quinney a Stockbridge Munsee Mohican known as Wisconsin’s first teacher establishing the State’s first public school in 1828, the Institute seeks to bring the services of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee to assist American Indian communities meet locally defined needs.