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UW-Madison centers, programs, and units serving Native American interests
American Indian Curriculum Services – School of Education – Teacher Education Center. Advances Act 31 – teaching and learning of the histories, cultures, and tribal sovereignty of the 12 American Indian Nations of Wisconsin.
American Indian Student and Cultural Center – place for Indigenous student wellness in the form of community and culturally-responsive environment for students and student organizations. Academic programming, including Indigenous language instruction.
American Indian Studies Program, UW-Madison.
Director of Tribal Relations, 50% Office of University Relations and 50% Division of Extension. Advances relationships with the 12 American Indian Nations of WI. Division of Diversity Equity and Educational Achievement
ACTS Indigenous Student Services Coordinator (DDEEA-ACTS) – Laura Hiebing (Métis), Academic Coaching and Tutoring Services. Division of Extension –
Native American Task Force – Division of Extension.
Division of Extension FRTEP and Tribal Educators – collaborations between UW-Madison and Tribal Nations:
Bad River Ojibwe Nation (Federally Recognized Tribes Extension Program [FRTEP] educator).
Forest County Potawatomi Nation (tribal educator).
Lac du Flambeau Ojibwe Nation (tribal educator).
Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe Nation (tribal educator).
Menominee Nation (tribal educator).
Earth Partnership – Indigenous Arts and Sciences – UW Arboretum.
EcoWell Initiative – School of Human Ecology.
Elders in Residence Program to support Native American students on campus.
Enwejig Indigenous Language Advocates, UW-Madison Language Initiative. First-year Interest Group (FIG)
“Listening to Land: Indigenous Education, Language and Foodways,” (Fall 2021) is centered around the question “What if our best teacher is all around us, even under our feet?” First-year Interest Group (FIG)
Earth Partnership, Indigenous Arts & Sciences: Restoration Education and Stewardship,” (Fall 2021), will explore the intersection of indigenous knowledge and Western science as we experience the culture and ecology of place.
Great Lakes Indigenous Law Center, Law School.
Indigenous Ecowell Initiative (2021-2022), School of Human Ecology.
Indigenous Education Coordinator – Office of Provost – Collaborative for Teaching and Learning and School of Education.
Indigenous Health and Wellness Day, School of Medicine and Public Health. Indigenous Language Instruction – languages previously taught at UW-Madison: Ho-Chunk, Menominee, Ojibwe, and Oneida. Current language instruction – Fall 2021: Dakota I and Ojibwe III; and Spring 2022: Dakota II and Ojibwe IV.
Information Technology Academy – tribal cohorts for Lac du Flambeau, Madison-area, and Oneida ITA students. ITA staff: Chris Kilgour.
Intersections: Indigenous Textiles of the Americas, School of Human Ecology, Fall 2020. Multicultural Student Center –
Native/Indigenous Student Program Coordinator – Bobbi Skenandore (Oneida)
Native American Center for Health Professions (NACHP) – NACHP staff advisors Melissa Metoxen (Oneida), Lauren Cornelius (Oneida), and Lina Martin (Ho-Chunk and Stockbridge-Munsee) support pre-health professions and health professions students.
Native Nations – UW Initiative Forum of faculty, staff, and students collaborating with Indigenous Nations.
Native Nations – UW Initiative Tribal Advisory Council – 14 tribal representatives appointed by each of the 12 Native Nation of Wisconsin.
Native Nations – UW Initiative Working Group implementation team (12 faculty, staff, and students) and focus areas for 2021-2025:
Indigenous Student Well-being.
Indigenous Language Infusion and Revitalization.
Proposed Indigenous Research Center (working title).
Curriculum Infusion and Indigenization.
Indigenous Land Acknowledgments.
Native Education Pathways.
Native November – Assoc Vice Chancellor for Student Life Gabe Javier helps the Native American student organizations put on their major events (Native November, and spring term On Wisconsin Powwow).
New Beginnings for Tribal Students USDA NIFA grant (2020 and 2021) – Education Pathways to Higher Education – collaboration with College of Menominee Nation and Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe College.
Nursing STREAM program (Success Through Recruitment/Retention, Engagement, and Mentorship, School of Nursing) – Kim Cornelius (Oneida) Haley Burkhardt (St. Croix Ojibwe) support Native American nursing students. Office of Admissions and Recruitment –
Native American Recruiter: James Flores (Oneida Nation of WI).
On Wisconsin Powwow – annual spring powwow at UW-Madison hosted by Wunk Sheek Native American student group and Multicultural Student Center Native/Indigenous Student Program Coordinator.
Our Shared Future – teaching and learning initiative and innovation grants to teach about the 12,000-year human story of this place. From September 2019 – May 2021, the Our Shared Future grant initiative facilitated over 25 programs across campus to educate UW-Madison faculty and staff in several schools, colleges, and departments about the Ho-Chunk Nation and the 12,000-year human story of this place.
PEOPLE Program Native student support staff – Lina Martin (Ho-Chunk and Stockbridge-Munsee) supports Native American students on PEOPLE scholarships.
University of Wisconsin-Madison Languages Initiative – includes one of three priorities: “Advocating for increased visibility and support for Indigenous languages.”