Patty Loew, professor of life sciences communication, has been named to the list of Wisconsin Women Making History. Loew is a celebrated journalist, filmmaker and educator about Native Americans in Wisconsin. She is a member of the Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Ojibwe and became a professor in 1999 after working as a journalist and news anchor. Loew has done extensive work with Native Americans and environmental communication, and she published “Indian Nations of Wisconsin: Histories of Endurance and Renewal,” one of her award-winning books, in 2001. She has also produced a number of documentaries focused on Native American culture, including “Way of the Warrior,” which aired on PBS in 2007.
Wisconsin Women Making History is an online resource that provides information about remarkable women who have contributed to the state’s legacy. The website brings the stories of these women and girls to life. Featured women were selected by a committee of advisors from across Wisconsin, and the resource is a partnership between several entities including the Wisconsin Historical Society and Wisconsin Public Television. Visit the website for more information: http://womeninwisconsin.org/.