Nicole Bowman Bio Page

“Wiciwen Niw Kenewak”

Nicole R. Bowman-Farrell, Ph.D. (Mohican/Munsee)

President and Founder
Bowman Performance Consulting, LLC

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Nicole Bowman (Mohican/Lunaape), Ph.D. is a culturally responsive evaluator. By utilizing traditional Indigenous knowledge, systems, and culturally responsive evaluation theories/methods she builds capacity, designs studies, and builds effective and evidence based models for Tribal and non-Tribal partners nationally and globally. By working “with” people and not “on” them, her policy, evaluation, and professional practices have helped to empower and improve the capacities and strengthen the impacts from hundreds of projects nationally and internationally.

Since 2015, Dr. Bowman is the American Evaluation Association (AEA) Chair/Co-Chair for the Indigenous Peoples in Evaluation and has represented AEA globally on the International Working Group (IWG) and through EvalIndigenous (sub-task force of EvalPartners) since 2016. In 2018, Nicky became the first Indigenous awardee of the American Evaluation Association’s (AEA) 2018 Robert Ingle Service Award for her contributions to the field. Her Ph.D. is from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (2015) and she currently sits on multiple national/international professional journal review boards and academic task force committees for education, evaluation, and research.

As BPC’s President and Founder (2001) Dr. Bowman is BPC’s primary point of contact. She may be contacted at or 715-526-9240.

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Bowman Performance Consulting  W7023 Edgewater Road, Shawano, WI  54166  ♦  Phone:  715-526-9240  ♦  Fax:  715-526-6028

Native History and Today’s Native Scholars

What role does history play in a contemporary context?

Dr. Nicole Bowman speaks for herself, but believes her generation of Native scholars understands history from assimilation era on. They are well educated and well read in Indian culture and language as well as policy and leadership. Whether that’s economic, education, or social policy – this generation understands it and is in an era of accountability. Having cultural knowledge and professional or academic rigor we’re doing a really good job at holding folks accountable and you see a lot more going on, especially at the Federal level.

NEW Online Social Studies Lesson Resource

1) In the classroom we encourage our students to understand themselves and others through the exploration of culture, identity and tradition. Join Wisconsin  Media Lab, as we launch another story in The Ways, a series that shines the spotlight on Native identity in the Great Lakes region.

2) Engaging for grades 6-12, the video Spearfishing – A Living History examines the Ojibwe practice through the eyes of Jason Bisonette as he teaches his son to provide for his family. Watch as community members navigate the complex and rich history of this tradition and examine historical opposition. Access teaching guides for your lesson plans and encourage students to interact with the online Native lands map activity. This robust educational resource fulfills the requirements of Wisconsin Act 31 and is iPad compatible!

3) Reinforce the importance of understanding history and culture with any of Wisconsin Media Lab’s 23 online social studies resources, free of cost!