Patty Loew, Ph.D., is a professor in the Medill School of Journalism and Director of the Center for Native American and Indigenous Research at Northwestern University. She is an enrolled member of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe and a recipient of the Outstanding Service Award of the Great Lakes Intertribal Council. She has written dozens of scholarly and general-interest articles on Native topics and produced several award-winning documentaries that have appeared on commercial and public television stations throughout the country. For 20 years, she hosted statewide news and public affairs programs for Wisconsin Public Television. National film credits include Sacred Stick (2013) Way of the Warrior (2007), and “Nation within a Nation” in State of the Union: Looking for America (1998) for PBS. She was technical advisor for the film "Protect our Future."