The first student cohort of Marquette’s Indigeneity Lab was honored with a 2022 Student Activist Award from the Wisconsin Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies. The students are Danielle Barrett, Bailey Birenbaum, Clare Camblin, Rebecca DeBoer, Cameron Fronczak, Alex Liberato, Sir Lawrence Tender and Will Egan Waukau. Their work was featured in an article in Marquette Today (

They were nominated by faculty mentors – Dr. Samantha Majhor, Dr. Bryan Rindfleish and Dr. Michael Schläppi – and Jacqueline Fontaine Schram from the Office of Institutional Engagement and Inclusion. The nomination noted that their research and activism “radically attend to the erasure of Indigenous Peoples in Milwaukee and more broadly the United States. … It is clear these eight Indigeneity Lab students activated the Marquette mission in their discovery of truth and sharing of knowledge. But as great an impact was their personal awakening, not just around their research, but their identity and how they can give back to honor those cultural affiliations.”

Pictured in photo are Danielle Barrett (left), Rebecca DeBoer (center), and Alex Liberato (right). Photo credit: Jacqueline Fontaine Schram