Kamewanukiw Paula Rabideaux is Turtle Clan from the Menominee Nation. She has degrees in American Indian Studies, Early Childhood Elementary Education, Business Marketing, and is currently in the UWGB First Nations Education Doctoral Program. For 25 years Kamewanukiw has worked in education as a Teacher, Cultural Coordinator, Cultural Resources Specialist, and Culturally Responsive Practices Coordinator. Kamewanukiw has also worked at the local, state and national level as a consultant and presenter on Native American culture, history, education, curriculum development and culturally responsive practices. Her Menominee name, Kamewanukiw, translates to Rain Woman. As a mother of five children, she enjoys making and teaching traditional Native American crafts and participating in various cultural activities with her family and community. As a lifelong teacher and culture keeper she enjoys educating both youth and adults around aspects of indigenous history and education, culture, language, crafts and storytelling.
Please join us in welcoming Paula to the ITA team!