This is an incomplete but growing list of resources for the general public on our work to build the connection between UW–Madison and Wisconsin’s 12 native nations. We have also compiled lists of resources for Native students on campus and UW-Madison centers, programs, and units serving Native American interests.
Teejop: Significance and History
Teejop (day-JOPE [J as in Jump]) is an extraordinary cultural center more commonly known today as Madison, WI. Ho-Chungra oral tradition states the Ho-Chunk “have always been here,” and the contemporary Ho-Chunk Nation reminds that “more than likely, we will always be here. Ho-Chunk history is not told in history books, but spans back beyond possibly three ice ages. The Ho-Chungra have traditional lands that go from Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri and Illinois.” In the Ho-Chunk language, Teejop means “Four Lakes”, named after the river chain of four lakes that define the landscape – Mąą’ii yahara (Catfish River, now Yahara River), Waaksikhomikra (Where the Man Lies, now Lake Mendota), Čihabokihaketera (Great Tipi Lake, now Lake Monona), Sahu Xetera (sp.) (Tall Reed Lake, or Lake Waubesa), and Nąsąkučitera (Hard Maple Grove Lake, now Lake Kegonsa). Find out more about this extraordinary cultural center with thousands of years of human story.
Tree of Peace
- Read about the Tree of Peace, planted on Observatory Hill at UW–Madison in 1988
Resources from Native Nations-UW
Following the 2015 Native Nations-UW Summit, the Native Nations-UW Initiative was established to advance areas of interest shared by the 12 American Indian Nations of Wisconsin.
- Native Nations-UW Working Group: List of contacts on specific topics and for tribal leadership and administrative staff
- Native Nations in Wisconsin: Links to the 12 sovereign nations that exist within the boundaries of the state of Wisconsin.
- Native Nations-UW Partnerships, Projects and Programs
UW–Madison Lectures, Series, or Programs
- Recorded lectures from Horticulture 375: Structural Racism in the U.S. Agricultural System, a Spring 2021 course coordinated by Dr. Claudia Irene Calderón of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.
- American Indian Chamber of Commerce – Wisconsin
- American Indian Studies – Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
- Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission
- Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council Inc.
- Guidance and resources for developing land acknowledgements at UW–Madison
- Native American Tourism of Wisconsin
- UW System Tribal Consultation Policy
- Wisconsin Indian Education Association
- Wisconsin State Tribal Relations Initiative