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Land and campus community connect through new art installation

January 8, 2024

A new art installation preserves some of the wood from an elm tree fondly known as Elmer, which stood in the Biochemical Sciences Complex Plaza until it succumbed to Dutch elm disease in 2018. The hanging piece was installed in the Biochemistry Sciences Building atrium in October 2023.

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

October 19, 2023

The tour examines the 12,000-plus years of human existence documented along the shores of Lake Mendota, particularly the history of the Ho-Chunk Nation, on whose ancestral land the university now sits.

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

October 12, 2023

Ten years after it first cut through Lake Mendota, a traditional birchbark canoe returned to the water, paddled by its maker, Wayne Valliere, who shared the experience with members of a first-year experience group focused on Indigenous arts and science.

Summer field course centers the history, culture and experiences of Native students

July 13, 2023

This year, Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe University hosted LA 360: Indigenous Field-Based Learning for Land Stewardship, a weeklong summer field course that interweaves Native history and culture with science education. UW–Madison will host the course in 2024.

SSTAR Lab project will connect Native students with financial support

May 16, 2023

UW–Madison will collaborate on a project to give Native students a comprehensive resource of college-level financial aid programs and policies.

A jump into Ojibwe tradition on the ice of Lake Mendota

February 4, 2023

Participants at the Ojibwe Winter Games on Lake Mendota on Feb. 3 learned how to fling a snow snake (gooniikaa-ginebig) and other traditional Ojibwe hunting skills.

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

November 4, 2022

Ho-Chunk Nation members instructed students and other UW–Madison community members as they together constructed a Ho-Chunk dwelling called a ciiporoke on campus.

UW–La Crosse arts building named after former UW–Madison professor

October 7, 2022

Lowe was celebrated for his sculpture and large art installations, which were often constructed from natural materials and explored Ho-Chunk culture and history through a contemporary lens.

Ho-Chunk Nation flag-raising symbolizes a shared future

September 15, 2022

“These efforts here are very thoughtful and very inclusive to not only the Ho-Chunk people, but it’s a real opportunity to learn about the people who lived here,” said Ho-Chunk Nation President Marlon WhiteEagle.

Ho-Chunk Nation flag to fly on campus multiple weeks this fall, beginning with Sept. 15 ceremony

September 7, 2022

The UW–Madison campus inhabits land that is the ancestral home of the Ho-Chunk people — land they call Teejop (Dejope, or Four Lakes) in Hoocąk, the Ho-Chunk language.

UW-Madison professor appointed to commission addressing violent crime against Indigenous Americans

May 18, 2022

Grace Bulltail’s research centers on natural resource management, tribal resource sovereignty and environmental justice in Indigenous communities.

Ho-Chunk graduate students elevate Native voices in their studies

April 13, 2022

 Their studies are in widely different areas but their goals are similar: Making their spaces — whether it’s museums, schools, or hospitals — more inclusive of and receptive to Ho-Chunk and other Native people.

An Indigenous story map experience about water

November 30, 2021

A new website created by a Wisconsin Sea Grant intern in partnership with the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission details what Indigenous communities in the Upper Midwest are doing to conserve and protect water.

Flag of Ho-Chunk Nation to fly atop Bascom Hall for first time in university’s history

November 1, 2021

Chancellor Rebecca Blank will welcome several members of the Ho-Chunk Nation to campus.