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Brian McInnes

Associate Professor
Civil Society and Community Studies Department; Community and Nonprofit Leadership Major
Office 4155
608-265-9169

My current research concerns Native language education, narrative and storytelling, and systems of leadership, all within a framework of community-engaged scholarship that is inclusive of Indigenous methodologies, leadership approaches, and evaluation strategies. My 2017 book, Sounding Thunder: The Stories of Francis Pegahmagabow, won an American Book Award for its portrayal of Canada’s most decorated Indigenous soldier from the First World War era. I am an enrolled member of the Ojibwe Nation, a direct descendant of the Wisconsin Potawatomi tribe, and an experienced ceremonialist.