Celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day 2021 – Diversity, Equity & Inclusion – UW–Madison

Monday October 11, 2021 is Indigenous Peoples Day, when we honor the cultures, heritage and history of the people who have called this continent home for thousands of years.

To celebrate, Wunk Sheek, an indigenous student organization on campus, is holding a pow wow with a session on Monday at 7 p.m. in Gordon Commons. The organizers ask participants to wear orange in honor of children and families to raise awareness of the boarding school.

In Wisconsin, we recognize and honor twelve sovereign nations:

If you are interested in learning more about the cultures, languages ​​and stories of the indigenous people of the central Great Lakes, theways.org has a series of short videos that are a good place to start.

UW-Madison and other UW locations partner with the Native Nations of Wisconsin through a wide range of programs and projects to improve health care, protect the environment, develop the local economy, empower families, and expand educational opportunities. Learn more…

UW-Madison respects the inherent sovereignty of the Ho Chunk nation, whose ancestral land – called Teejop – occupies the university. In an 1832 treaty, the United States forced the Ho Chunk Nation to cede this territory. On September 29, 2021, Ho Chunk legal experts at the university came for a Contract Day discussion on how our ongoing nation-to-nation arrangements with the Ho Chunk nation are fundamental to day-to-day life here. Look now …

Resources for members of the Native American community at UW-Madison

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