Prof. Patty Loew
I'm a professor in the Medill School of Journalism
at Northwestern University and director of NU's Center for Native American and Indigenous Research. I'm a documentary producer, and former broadcast journalist in public and commercial television. A member of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe, I am the author of four books: Native People of Wisconsin, which is used by 18,000 Wisconsin school children as a social studies textbook; Teachers Guide to Native People of Wisconsin; Indian Nations of Wisconsin: Histories of Endurance and Renewal; and Seventh Generation Earth Ethics, a collection of biographies of Native American environmental leaders. I have produced many documentaries for public and commercial television, including Way of the Warrior, which aired nationally on PBS in 2007 and 2011. My outreach work focuses on Native American youth and digital storytelling.
Environmental Ethics: The Indigenous Cultures of Wisconsin
Holy Wisdom Monastery
March 20th 5:30-8pm
Collaboration with Northwestern University Astronomy Department and Pine Ridge Lakota middle school girls
March 30 7-10pm
Tribal Youth Media
This is an award-winning 30-minute documentary produced by three Ojibwe teens in 2013. Protect Our Future explored how a proposed taconite mine threatened the ancient wild rice beds of the Bad River tribal community. Jordan Principato was the videographer; Shania Jackson scripted and narrated the film; and Ahpahnae Thomas composed original music for it.
Ahpahnae Thomas (music composer), Shania Jackson (writer/narrator), Patty Loew (mentor), and Jordan Principato (videographer) with their "Youth Achievement" awards at the Green Bay Film Festival.