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University, Native American Community
Honor Ronald Satz, Marge Hebbring
MAILED: April 23, 1999|
Ronald Satz and Marge Hebbring were honored during a special Ojibwa ceremony in conjunction with the Native American Awareness celebration this week at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
Satz, UW-Eau Claire's new provost and an eminent scholar of North American Indian treaty rights, was honored for his publications on Ojibwa history, especially his Chippewa Treaty Rights book, which the Wisconsin Ojibwa tribes lodged with the U.S. Supreme Court in the recent Mille Lacs case.
Lac Courtes Oreilles elder John Anderson, who currently directs Native American Studies at Mount Senario College, Ladysmith, conducted the ceremony. Anderson, who is the former LCO tribal chair and former president of the LCO Ojibwa Community College, gave Satz an Ojibwa name, Wasbishka Ogitchida, which means "The White Warrior."
Hebbring, the American Indian student services coordinator at UW-Eau Claire, was honored for her work in the recruitment and retention of Indian students at UW-Eau Claire. Hebbring is a member of the LCO Ojibwa band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians. She earned a bachelor's degree from UW-Eau Claire in 1994 and is currently working on a master's degree. She also holds a half-time position as Title IX coordinator for the Eau Claire Public Schools.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: July 1, 1999