Nihtawneemiw 'Tawnee' Boham
Position title: Program Coordinator, Cultural Programming
Tawnee comes to UW Madison from the Flathead Reservation in Montana and is an enrolled member of the Little Shell Band of Chippewa Indians of Montana. She attended Stanford University, where she earned a BA in American Studies and a Masters in Sociology with an emphasis in Social Inequality. Her background is in Residence Life, with two years as student staff and as a Summer Resident Assistant for the International Honors Program. Much of her experience is rooted in outreach and connection to the Native American community; she spent several years as Miss Little Shell Princess and volunteered in cultural education programs with the Great Falls Public Schools Indian Education Department. Tawnee is passionate about decolonizing social justice frameworks, integrating history and sociology, deconstructing pop culture, and building safe, welcoming, and inclusive communities. She is very excited to work with the staff of the Multicultural Student Center to support students of color at UW Madison!