Tim Frandy

Tim is a folklorist and outreach specialist for UW-Madison’s Collaborative Center for Health Equity and Native American Center for Health Professions. He has a PhD in Scandinavian studies and folklore studies, and his research involves indigenous communities, the environment, health and wellness, and the construction of identity.

He has worked in Native communities throughout Wisconsin, and with Sámi communities in Finland, Norway and Sweden. He is currently involved with Wiigwaasi-Jiimaan: These Canoes Carry Culture, a program that teaches Native youth about health and wellness through the art of birchbark canoe building on the campus of UW-Madison. Tim is also active in the Sámi Siida of North America.

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