Established in 1981, the Fellows program represents the highest level of recognition conferred by the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters. Drawn from a pool of statewide nominees, Fellows are elected for their extraordinary levels of accomplishment in their fields as well as lifelong commitments to intellectual discourse and public service.
In addition to her faculty position, Patty Loew is an author, video documentary producer and former broadcast journalist in public and commercial television. A member of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe, Loew is the award-winning author of Indian Nations of Wisconsin: Histories of Endurance and Renewal and Seventh Generation Earth Ethics. Loew has written extensively about Ojibwe treaty rights, sovereignty, and the role of Native media in communicating indigenous world views. Loew is perhaps best known for her work producing documentaries for public and commercial television, including the award-winning Way of the Warrior, which explored the complex historical relationship between Native Americans and the U.S. military. A fuller bio is available on the Wisconsin Academy website here.
An awards ceremony will be held on Sunday, April 17 for Loew and the other newly-elected Fellows.