UNP Author Brenda Child Receives Guggenheim Fellowship

Congratulations to Brenda Child on her Guggenheim fellowship!

From the University of Minnesota news release:

“I am truly honored to have received the Guggenheim Fellowship. Not just for myself, but because it acknowledges the significance of my field, which is American Indian history,” said Child. “I have always felt supported in this work at the University of Minnesota. As we say in Ojibwe, ‘Chi-Miigwech,’ thank you — it is so much!”

Child is a member of the Red Lake Band of Chippewa in northern Minnesota where she served as a member of a committee writing a new constitution for the 15,000-member nation. She also previously served as a member of the board of trustees of the National Museum of the American Indian-Smithsonian and was president of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association. 

Child is the author of Boarding School Seasons (Nebraska 1998) and wrote a new introduction for the Bison Classic Edition of The Soul of the Indian (Bison Books 2020) by Charles A. Eastman.

About the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation:
Since its establishment in 1925, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has granted nearly $400 million in Fellowships to over 18,000 individuals, among whom are more than 125 Nobel laureates, members of all the national academies, winners of the Pulitzer Prize, Fields Medal, Turing Award, Bancroft Prize, National Book Award, and other internationally recognized honors. For more information on the 2022 Fellows and their projects, visit the Foundation’s website at http://www.gf.org.

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