Join us for Ellie Mitchell’s Voices on Campus talk, The perils of competence: Balancing the self while community caretaking in Anishinaabewaki on March 6, 2024, from 11:30AM-1PM in Wells Hall A206. You will need to RSVP by February 29th for food (in-person) and/or the Zoom link (online). More information, including the RSVP link, can be found below and on the flyer attached. We hope to see you there!


Drawing on her experience in Indian Country as an entrepreneur, language learner, and community outreach liaison, Ellie’s talk will focus on the expectations of contemporary Anishinaabe cultural knowledge keepers and community leaders.

Ellie Mitchell (Eagle Clan) is an enrolled member of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan. She was among the first generation since the boarding school era to be educated within her tribal community, by attending pre-K to 8th Grade at the Saginaw Chippewa Academy. Ellie joined the faculty of Michigan State University in October 2019, as Indigenous Community Outreach Liaison for the Less Commonly Taught and Indigenous Languages Partnership. Prior to coming to MSU, Ellie founded Bead & Powwow Supply, a retail store specializing in supplies for contemporary Indigenous art and powwow regalia.