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Margaret Noodin is a Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where she also serves at the Director of the Electa Quinney Institute for American Indian Education.  She is the author of Bawaajimo: A Dialect of Dreams in Anishinaabe Language and Literature and Weweni, a collection of bilingual poems in Ojibwe and English. She is a member of Miskwaasining Nagamojig (the Swamp Singers) a women’s hand drum group. To see and hear current projects visit where she and others have created a space for language to be shared by academics and the native community. She received an MFA in Creative Writing and a PhD in Linguistics from the University of Minnesota.

Eva Roos works as a Landscape Designer for Saiki Design in Madison, Wisconsin. She received her Master of Landscape Architecture and Master of Science in Conservation Ecology degrees from the University of Michigan. Through her experience in ecological restoration, studying fine arts in undergraduate, and a deep love of place-based literature, she arrived upon landscape architecture as a path to illuminate the stories of landscapes and their people. She is determined to help students find the endless connections between seemingly separate disciplines, and to shine a light on norms which are so apparent that they often go unseen and unquestioned.

Fritz Swanson, is a Lecturer in English Language and Literature. He teaches writing, letterpress printing and a little book history at the University of Michigan. He is the publisher of a Quarterly Print Series called THE INDEX