Strengthening Native American Communities & Economies
Kendall is an enrolled member of the Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin and grew up in the tourist destination of Wisconsin Dells. She joined First Nations as a Program Officer in May 2014, and became Grants and Program Officer in February 2016.
Prior to joining First Nations, Kendall worked primarily in the museum field and focused on improving relationships between museums and Native communities. She also advocated for Indigenous self-representation and curation techniques. Kendall served as the Harvey Branigar, Jr., Native intern at the Indian Arts Research Center from 2009-2010, and as the James E. Webb business intern at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in 2012.
Kendall holds a Master of Business Administration degree, and a Master of Arts degree in Anthropology, from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Her M.A. thesis focused on the history and impacts that cultural tourism had on her tribe and on the non-Native residents of Wisconsin Dells. She received a B.A. in Anthropology from Beloit College in 2009, with a minor in Museum Studies. Currently, she serves as a board member for the Ho-Chunk Nation Museum.