Marquette Council on Native American Affairs

Marquette University has developed a unique and specific initiative to engage the Native American community through the Marquette University Council on Native American Affairs. The Council is Wisconsin-community based and comprised of Native American Marquette alumni and/or members of other higher education institutions. All have left a deep imprint in their community service and have in their hearts and minds the next generation of Native leaders.  Marquette University leadership takes an active role on the Council.

The Council meets quarterly and is supported by the Young Native American Alumni Group who help implement specific Native student campus programming.

COUNCIL ON NATIVE AMERICAN AFFAIRS MISSION

Marquette University’s Council on Native American Affairs strengthens the connection between the university and Native American communities through culturally competent practices.

COUNCIL ON NATIVE AMERICAN AFFAIRS VISION

Marquette University will be a place where Native American/Alaskan Native students will be embraced and respected throughout their postsecondary experience.

DR. JOSIAH A. POWLESS SCHOLARSHIP

Dr. Powless graduated from Marquette University School of Medicine in 1904. He was the first Oneida Indian to ever graduate from medical school in the United States. The naming of the scholarship was a true inspiration to donors and very meaningful to the Powless family and the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin.

As a physician, Dr. Powless dedicated himself to fighting the tuberculosis that was ravaging Wisconsin’s Native American population at the time. In 1918, he became a doctor in World War I – it has been documented that Dr. Powless always went to the aid of his fellow soldiers and pulled them out danger, which ultimately proved fatal to him. He is the recipient of the Distinguished Service Cross.

Make a gift online to the Dr. Josiah A. Powless scholarship. For Designation select "other," then type in "Powless Scholarship" in the gift details section.

COUNCIL ON NATIVE AMERICAN MEMBERS

Robin Carufel, Lac du Flambeau, Ojibwe
Mark Denning, Menominee and Oneida Nation
Kelly Hedge, Law ’96, Native Hawaiian
Kitty Hill, Oneida Nation
Richanda Kaquatosh, Menominee Nation
Siobhan Marks, Lac Courte Oreilles, Ojibwe
Andrew Parker, Bus Ad ’86, Oneida Nation
Dr. Renee Pfaller, Oneida Nation
Dr. Mark Powless, Grad ’06, Grad ’09, Oneida Nation
Larry Roberts, Oneida Nation
Jo Ann Schedler, Nurs ’82, Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohican Indians
Tracie Sparks, Arts ’08, Oneida Nation
Jim Warren, Arts ’76, White Earth Nation, Ojibwe
Anne Egan-Waukau, Jour ’83, Menominee Nation
Dr. Kimo Ah Yun, Acting Provost
Dr. William Welburn, Vice President for Inclusive Excellence
Rana Altenburg, Arts ’88, Vice President for Public Affairs
Jacqueline Fontaine Schram, Sagkeeng First Nation, Director of Public Affairs and Special Assistant for Native American Affairs

For more information about the Council on Native American Affairs, contact Jacqueline Fontaine Schram at jacqueline.schram@marquette.edu.

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Make a gift online to the Dr. Josiah A. Powless scholarship. For Designation select "other," then type in "Powless Scholarship" in the gift details section.

 

For more information about the Council on Native American Affairs, contact Jacqueline Fontaine Schram at jacqueline.schram@marquette.edu.