Louis Williams


1010 Clemens Hall

American Studies
louiswil at buffalo edu

Research interests

  • First Nations Traditional Ecological Knowledge
  • Building Cultural Identity of Indigenous Peoples

Personal statement

Sheku swakwek,

My name is Lou Williams Jr.  I am a member of the Oneida Nation and belong to the Wolf Clan.  I was born in Michigan stayed there until I left for college.  I lived in Lawrence, Kansas during my undergraduate studies.  I moved to Oneida, Wisconsin in 2003 where I enjoyed working at a culturally based community service program called tsyunhehkwa (they sustain our lives).  I was a Community Outreach Coordinator for the Agricultural component of tsyuhehkwa. I helped establish residential, school and elderly gardens for approximately five years.  I am very happy to be a part of the UB community and plan to be as active as time permits in extracurricular student organizations and activities.  I enjoy lifting weights, playing basketball, mountain biking, camping, fishing, swimming and golfing (when I'm playing good, lol). Favorite quote of all time "Be the change you want to see"(Ghandi)


  • Associate of Science in Natural Sciences in 1997 (Haskell Indian Nations University, Lawrence, KS)
  • B.A. in American Indain Studies in 2003 (Haskell Indian Nations University, Lawrence, KS)
  • M.S. in Applied Leadership for Teaching and Learning in 2010 (University of Wisconsin- Green Bay)

Publications / Presentations