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Rosa King
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Rosa King

Faculty - Adjunct
Division of Health and Human Development

Rosa King is a licensed American Indian Language teacher by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI). She is the founder and head instructor of TehatiwʌnákhwaɁ Oneida Language Nest Immersion Program in Oneida, Wisconsin. She has extensive work experience teaching in both public and tribal school settings, including teaching the Oneida language for the Pulaski Community School District and the Oneida Nation School System for grades pre-K through12.


King has also taught the Oneida language at the College of Menominee Nation Green Bay. Her philosophy on Indigenous language reclamation is that language is medicine and can be used to heal our community. Her teaching style includes a holistic approach to curriculum design through experiential learning and oral discussion.

  • EDUC 311 First Nations of Wisconsin: Understanding our Cultural Communities

  • B.A. – University of Minnesota-Twin Cities (American Indian studies)
  • M.A. – University of Minnesota-Duluth (Tribal administration and governance)
  • Ed.D. – UW-Green Bay (First Nations education with an emphasis on Indigenous
  • language immersion education)

  • Indigenous language immersion education
  • Indigenous language medium education
  • Indigenous language acquisition
  • Indigenous language revitalization

ProQuest: Dissertation, Ukwaka·lá·: My Relational Journey of Reclaiming the Oneida Language