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Native November: Before Badger football at Camp Randall, they played lacrosse
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Wild rice project sows seeds for university, tribal collaboration
A graduate student is working on a project to build connections between the UW and Native American tribes around wild rice protection and restoration efforts.
Native Nations_UW Leadership Summit highlights directions for partnerships
“The partnership feels genuine. I think it will have valuable benefits, and not just on the research end, but also in how many Native students are at UW–Madison and how the university can better support them," says Mic Isham Jr., executive administrator of the Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission.
Truman Lowe, acclaimed Ho-Chunk artist and professor emeritus, dies at 75
Lowe, whose works are deeply rooted in his Ho-Chunk heritage, was recognized as a master sculptor whose work bridged the traditional and contemporary, abstract and representational worlds of Native American fine art.
Student-led On Wisconsin Powwow brings ‘the spirit of home straight to campus’
Everyone is welcome to attend this free event April 6 and 7 that will feature cultural education, dancing, food, crafts and drums. Festivities begin at 10 a.m. with the Grand Entries taking place at 1 p.m. each day.
Ada Deer: A lifetime of firsts
Deer, a 1957 graduate, went on to become the first female chair of Wisconsin's Menominee Indian Tribe as well as a national leader in Indian affairs.