Marie Schaefer

Past NE CASC Fellow
Ph.D. Candidate

Consortium Institution: 

College of Menominee Nation


Michigan State University


B.S.: Anthropology, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI, 2007
M.A.: Applied Anthropology, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ, 2010



Anthropologist Intern, Hopi Cultural Preservation Office, Hopi Tribe, 2009
Adjunct Faculty, Anthropology Department, Eastern Michigan University, 2011 to 2012
Graduate Assistant, American Indian Studies Program, Michigan State University, 2012 to 2013
Research Assistant, Native American Institute, Michigan State University, 2013 to 2014
Research Assistant, Sustainable Development Institute, College of Menominee Nation, 2014 to present
Research Assistant, Hopi Cultural preservation Office, Hopi Tribe, 2008

Research Interests: 


Marie is an Anishinaabe from Michigan and has had the opportunity to work for tribes in Arizona and Michigan. Her research focuses on indigenous knowledge revitalization, especially manoomin (wild rice) revitalization, and braiding indigenous and scientific knowledges using a indigenous community-based participatory research framework. She hopes her work helps to contribute to sustainable futures for indigenous and non-indigenous peoples.