The aim of this series is to expand our community’s understanding of Wisconsin’s First Nations, and, ultimately, enable faculty and staff to have the comfort and capacity to better serve our First Nations students. We hope that you will join us as we learn how to “build our shared stories” together.
- Film: Supporting Our First Nations Students (Friday, April 30. 1-2 p.m.)Please join us for a showing of a short film, created by UWGB student Kelly House, about how we as a university can improve the ways in which we support our First Nations Students. After the film, we will continue the conversation with a facilitated discussion led by a panel of First Nations students, faculty, and staff.
- Building Upon the Land AcknowledgmentIn this blog post, we invite you to use UWGB’s Land Acknowledgment statement as a starting point to recognize and engage with the people of Wisconsin’s First Nations. We’ve worked with faculty in First Nations Studies to compile some resources and suggestions to continue educating ourselves on First Nations history and cultures, interacting with First Nations stories in historical and modern contexts, and applying this knowledge in ways that honor First Nations people and make our use of the land acknowledgment more meaningful.
- Elder Hours With NaposThe Education Center for First Nations Studies is pleased to announce that Napos (Menominee tribal elder), the Oral Scholar in Residence, is continuing Elder hours via Zoom.
- Session Recording: The UWGB Land Acknowledgment How to Meaningfully and Respectfully Recognize Wisconsin's First NationsPresentation on the UWGB Land Acknowledgment from the Instructional Development Institute, 2021.
- Reading Group: "Beyond the Asterisk: Understanding Native Students in Higher Education" (Mar. 29–Apr. 16) (Live Session: Apr. 22)Our next CATL “Tough Talk” will be around the book Beyond the Asterisk: Understanding Native Students in Higher Education by editors Heather J. Shotton, Shelly C. Lowe, and Stephanie J. Waterman. This book will help us lead discussions about how to better support our First Nations students and support those who are trying to remove the asterisk as a signaling tool for First Nations peoples in research and practice.