Patty Loew, PhD, is an enrolled member of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe and recipient of the Outstanding Service Award of the Great Lakes Intertribal Council. She is associate professor in the Dept. of Life Sciences Communication at UW-Madison and a producer for WHA-TV (PBS). She has written dozens of scholarly and general interest articles on Native topics and produced several award-winning documentaries, including No Word for Goodbye, Spring of Discontent, Throwaway Future, and Nation Within a Nation, which have appeared on commercial and public television stations throughout the country.
Patty’s documentary Way of the Warrior, which received the 2008 Unity Award from the Radio and Television News Directors Association, aired on PBS stations across the country in the fall of 2007. Her freelance feature articles and guest columns have appeared in the Capital Times, Madison Magazine, and the Wisconsin State Journal.