• Wisconsin’s 33 Most Influential Native American Leaders for 2023, Part 1

    Carla Vigue, director of tribal relations at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, was included in Madison 365's fourth annual edition of Wisconsin’s Most Influential Native American leaders.

  • Cecil Garvin, esteemed teacher of Ho-Chunk language, to receive honorary degree from UW–Madison

    The University of Wisconsin–Madison will award an honorary doctorate degree this May to Cecil Garvin, a highly respected Ho-Chunk elder who has devoted much of his professional life to the preservation and promotion of the Ho-Chunk language and culture.

  • Carla Vigue gives back to Native community as UW tribal relations director

    In this Cap Times article, Carla Vigue talks about her new role and plans for the future as UW–Madison Tribal Relations Director.

  • Teaching Indigenous land dispossession in Wisconsin and beyond

    Thanks to new funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities, an interdisciplinary group of UW–Madison faculty, staff and graduate students will be able to help teach this history by creating educational modules about the expropriation of Indigenous lands.

  • Carla Vigue named director of tribal relations

    By Doug Erickson Carla Vigue, a community affairs and outreach professional with more than two decades of experience, has been named director of tribal relations at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Vigue (VEE-joo), a member of …

  • Oneida Nation Promoting Food Sovereignty Among Indigenous Communities

    The Oneida Nation is developing a model of programming that promotes traditional food ways, agriculture, and cultural identity among Indigenous communities as a comprehensive approach to reducing health disparities and improving health and health care. Through this initiative, using a grant from the Wisconsin Partnership Program, the Oneida Nation is demonstrating how traditional food ways connect community members to their land, history, and culture, and serve as an important part of health care.

  • Aaron Bird Bear, set to retire, changed the way we understand campus

    For over 20 years, Aaron Bird Bear has worked to improve the campus climate for Native students and to reshape UW–Madison’s relationship with the Indigenous heritage of its campus — land inhabited for 12,000 years and which the Ho-Chunk people call Teejop — and the tribal nations of Wisconsin. He plans to retire Jan. 1, 2023.

  • Repatriating the Ancestors

    As covered in the Fall 2022 Letters & Science magazine, UW–Madison Department of Anthropology faculty are working with tribes to return the remains of ancestors and sacred objects.

  • 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.

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