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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.

‘It prepared me so well’: First graduate of precollege program for Native students reflects on time at UW–Madison

June 23, 2021

Williams was a sophomore at Seymour Community High School in 2014 when he was in the first cohort of ITA students from the Oneida and Lac du Flambeau communities. He is the first to graduate from UW–Madison.

Congratulatory banners part of larger effort to promote Indigenous languages

June 2, 2021

Banners in seven Indigenous languages offered congratulations to the Class of 2021. The effort was organized by Enwejig, a campus group that promotes language reclamation.

UW grad combines research, tribal traditions in wolf relationship plan

April 30, 2021

Abi Fergus says understanding tribal citizens’ attitudes toward wolves helped her stay in touch with the human dimension of her research.

Native November: Before Badger football at Camp Randall, they played lacrosse

November 11, 2020

As the university celebrates Native November, the early lacrosse game is a reminder of how important the sport was to Native Americans for thousands of years — and how significant it is that the sport has made a comeback among today’s Indigenous people.

UW–Madison awarded grant to develop educational pathways for Native youth

September 28, 2020

The Wisconsin Land-Grant System Partnership for Advancing Native Education Pathways seeks to advance the academic achievement and pursuit of STEM interests of Native American students by integrating Indigenous knowledge and methods.

Oneida Nation of Wisconsin artist wins NEA award, helps Wisconsin Regional Art Program celebrate 80 years

August 17, 2020

The WRAP 2020 Annual Art Exhibition and State Day Conference will feature Karen AnnHoffman’s much-anticipated keynote on Iroquois raised beadwork, an art form specific to the Indigenous nations and cultures of the Eastern Great Lakes Region utilizing forms and designs that reach back more than 10,000 years.

Blank’s Slate: Potential for collaboration statewide

January 21, 2020

Chancellor Rebecca Blank visited Eau Claire, Wausau, Stevens Point and Black River Falls this month, connecting with local leaders and alumni while touring major businesses and bringing a gift to the Ho-Chunk Nation.

Aaron Bird Bear named UW–Madison’s first director of tribal relations

October 17, 2019

Bird Bear will work to foster strong ties between the 12 First Nations of Wisconsin and the university, and represent the UW–Madison Division of Extension leadership in collaborations with tribal communities.

‘These spaces are sacred’: Ho-Chunk speaker urges mindfulness, reverence of campus indigenous sites

September 24, 2019

She invited audience members to picture the land as it once was, with wigwams up and down the Isthmus and a gathering space for international council meetings of tribal leaders near today’s Wisconsin State Capitol.