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  • Reimagining Native Representation at UW

    In honor of Native American Heritage Month, UW-Madison’s Director of Tribal Relations, Aaron Bird Bear joins the L&S Elevate podcast with host DeVon Wilson, getting candid about reimagining Native representation at UW. In a compelling conversation about land acknowledgements and advancing the university’s reconciliation with its occupation of Ho-Chunk land, learn how Aaron has been instrumental in centering indigenous people and culture at UW.

  • Building of Ho-Chunk ciiporoke on campus promotes awareness of Indigenous land history

    About two dozen campus volunteers assisted Bill Quackenbush, tribal historic preservation officer for the Ho-Chunk Nation, in constructing a Ho-Chunk ciiporoke Thursday on the North Lawn of Dejope Residence Hall on the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus.

  • In their own voices: the American Indian Studies program’s 50th anniversary oral history project

    A new oral history project commemorating the 50th anniversary of UW’s American Indian Studies program tells a turbulent story of student activism amid national upheaval. Launched by assistant professor Kasey Keeler, the oral history project is helping to build a more complete record of the program’s earliest days.

  • Celebrate American Indian Studies’ 50th anniversary

    Join American Indian Studies on Indigenous Peoples’ Day to celebrate its 50-year anniversary! Learn from key leaders in the program’s history, such as Emerita Faculty Ada Deer, about the creation of the program, the role of student activism, and the significance of the program to diversity and inclusion at the university.

  • Ho-Chunk Nation flag-raising symbolizes a shared future

    In front of a crowd of about 250 people, Ho-Chunk Nation President Marlon WhiteEagle raised the flag of the Ho-Chunk Nation at Bascom Hall Thursday morning, Sept. 15, ushering in an extended period this fall when the flag will again fly over the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus.

  • Ho-Chunk Nation Flag Raising Ceremony, September 15, 2022

    On September 15, UW–Madison will raise the flag of the Ho-Chunk Nation on campus. This fall, UW–Madison will fly the Ho-Chunk Nation flag for more than six weeks, including Indigenous Peoples Day in October and the entirety of National Native American Heritage month in November.

  • College of Menominee Nation renews student transfer partnership with UW–Madison

    Liberal Studies students attending the College of Menominee Nation (CMN) will continue to have an easy path to transfer to the University of Wisconsin–Madison thanks to a renewed agreement between the two institutions. First implemented in 2007, the contract allows a qualified student to begin as a freshman at CMN and be guaranteed admission as a transfer student at UW–Madison after completing three academic years, or 60 transferable credits.

  • Ho-Chunk graduate students elevate Native voices in their studies

    Read about four Ho-Chunk graduate students at the University of Wisconsin–Madison who are working to elevate the voices and experiences of Native American people, and to make academic and cultural spaces more accessible and beneficial to the Ho-Chunk community.

  • Ten Badgers recognized among Wisconsin’s “Most Influential Native American Leaders”

    Ten members of the UW–Madison community were honored by Madison365 in its annual list of most influential Native American leaders for 2022. A nonprofit online news publication, Madison365 has published annual power lists recognizing Wisconsin leaders from different racial and ethnic groups since 2015. The purpose of the lists is to “highlight the beauty of the diversity across our state” and lift up role models for Wisconsin’s young people, according to Henry Sanders, Jr., co-founder, publisher and chief executive officer of Madison365.

  • Mapping Dejope: Indigenous Histories and Presence in Madison

    Kasey Keeler, Assistant Professor of Civil Society & Community Studies and American Indian Studies, is leading an interdisciplinary community-engaged project, “Mapping Dejope: Indigenous Histories and Presence in Madison,” which will collect histories from UW and Dejope community members — past and present — to reveal the Indigenous histories and presence of this shared environment. “As a faculty member and Native woman, I have seen the need for more accessible Indigenous histories. Perhaps more importantly, not only what Native people have done in the past, but a way to share the work and lives of Native people today.”

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