2023 Scholar

Kendra White

By February 28, 2024No Comments

Great Lakes: Menominee Tribe of Wisconsin and Oneida Nation, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

Posoh! My name is Kendra White, and my tribe affiliation is Menominee and Oneida. I am pursuing a degree in Environmental Studies with an emphasis in Science with a minor in Biology, as well as earning a certificate in Indigenous Studies. My journey is deeply rooted in my family’s history. I will be the fifth generation in my family to work to protect our natural resources. Growing up I spent a lot of time in the woods; hiking, hunting, picking berries, and simply, taking rides on the logging roads that crisscross my reservation. These experiences have paved my education and career path thus far. I am deeply committed to addressing environmental issues and protecting the gifts of Mother Earth. With the support of this scholarship, I aim to further my education, conduct research, and learn more about my people to bridge the gap between traditional wisdom and contemporary environmental science. Making a positive impact on Indian Country will give my life meaning and help me reconnect with my cultural identity. Guided by the values of a good heart, good mind, and a strong fire, I am committed to leading with integrity and fostering community connections.

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