• Community gathered for first Indigenous Research Forum on Apr. 1

    More than 200 people gathered in the Discovery Building or tuned in online last Monday, April 1, to attend the first Indigenous Research Forum. The event, co-hosted by CALS, the UW Law School, the Nelson Institute and Extension, brought together researchers and community members from UW and beyond to share their work in the field of indigenous research.

  • Carla Vigue on supporting Indigenous students at UW-Madison

    UW-Madison tribal relations director Carla Vigue discusses the Wisconsin Tribal Education Promise program to fund students who are enrolled members of federally recognized tribal nations in the state.

  • Indigenous Foodways class has UW-Madison students eating like it’s 1491

    UW-Madison's Indigenous Foodways class seeks to teach students about the ways Indigenous people in Wisconsin lived off the land for thousands of years.

  • UW–Madison to cover full cost of undergraduate degree for students from Wisconsin Indian tribes

    The Wisconsin Tribal Educational Promise program is not based on financial need; financial support will be awarded regardless of family income. When it begins next fall, the program will cover those already on campus, not …

  • Seed by Seed

    In celebration of the University of Wisconsin's 175th anniversary, banners designed in collaboration by Molli Pauliot, Marianne Fairbanks and Stephen Hilyard merge traditional Ho-Chunk handcrafts with cutting edge animation software to create a design that honors Ho-Chunk heritage and the technical skill of the handmade.

  • Expansion of First Nations Cultural Landscape Tour will increase capacity of popular educational offering

    A popular campus tour at the University of Wisconsin–Madison that highlights the land’s historic and contemporary ties to Indigenous peoples has added tour guides and formalized its structure. The steps are expected to make the First Nations Cultural Landscape Tour available to more groups.

  • Powwow celebrates Native cultures for Indigenous Peoples’ Day

    On Monday, Oct. 9, students and community members gathered to honor Indigenous cultures on the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus with a powwow marking Indigenous Peoples’ Day. The event, hosted by Wunk Sheek, a student organization, …

  • Ojibwe birchbark canoe returns to Lake Mendota after 10 years, connecting to 1,000s of years of art and culture

    Ten years ago, a birchbark canoe cut through the icy waters of Lake Mendota, paddled by its maker, Wayne Valliere (Mino-giizhig in Ojibwe) of the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. Once back on land, the canoe was installed in Dejope Residence Hall on the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus, where it has hung on display from the dining hall rafters ever since.

  • How the iSchool is Building Partnerships with Indigenous Communities

    The Tribal Libraries, Archives, and Museums (TLAM)—a graduate student group seeking to address information, literacy, and cultural preservation challenges in tribal communities by harnessing the resources of the university—is expanding.

  • UW and tribal leaders honor newly installed Truman Lowe sculpture

    University of Wisconsin–Madison and Ho-Chunk tribal leaders gathered on campus on Sept. 15 to honor a newly acquired sculpture by Indigenous artist Truman Lowe, a long-time UW–Madison professor. “Effigy, Bird Form”  is meant to evoke the effigy mounds that have since disappeared. The sculpture is located on the eastern edge of Observatory Hill just north of Van Hise Hall. 

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