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University of Minnesota professor Brenda Child sits for a portrait inside the Kling Public Media Center on Monday, June 4, 2018.

ChangeMakers: Brenda and Benay Child, channeling Ojibwe pride from one generation...

Northrop Professor of the Department of American Studies, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Brenda Child and daughter, Benay Child, are featured by MPR News as a part of their ChangeMakers series. Throughout November, MPR News is featuring Indigenous Minnesotans making history to celebrate Native American Heritage Month.

Career Readiness Initiative prepares students to launch confidently into world

Through the Civic Readiness Initiative, we aim to help students be better prepared to leverage the values and skills of a liberal arts education for civic engagement and public discourse. It is certainly not something they are seeing modeled in social media or in much of our politics. The job is ours to do in the liberal arts and we believe Minnesota is the right place to do it.