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UWL Indigenous Land Recognition Statement

UWL Indigenous Land Recognition Statement:

We would like to recognize that the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse occupies the land of the Ho-Chunk people. Please take a moment to celebrate and honor this ancestral Ho-Chunk land, and the sacred lands of all indigenous peoples.

History of UWL's Indigenous Land Recognition Statement

The Native American Student Association (NASA) at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse created the Indigenous Land Recognition statement with the sole purpose to recognize, honor, and celebrate the traditional land that the university resides on. The Joint Multicultural Affairs Committee (JMAC) supported NASA's efforts to have the statement adopted by UWL. 

The shared governance bodies adopted the UWL Indigenous Land Recognition Statement:

  • Student Association on 4/6/2016
  • Academic Staff Council on 2/13/2017
  • Faculty Senate on 3/9/2017
  • University Staff Council on 4/11/2017

UWL Indigenous People's Land Recognition Plaque Ceremony
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HsgO9zWy280 

News Articles:

The Racquet: NASA indigenous land recognition proposal faces opposition
https://theracquet.org/1986/news/nasa-indigenous-land-recognition-proposal-faces-opposition/ 

The Racquet: Students pose questions surrounding transparency and support at Chancellor Gow's open forum
https://theracquet.org/7221/news/students-pose-questions-surrounding-transparency-and-support-at-chancellor-gows-open-forum/

For Campus Use:
UWL's Indigenous Land Recognition PowerPoint Slide

Tribal Nations Resources

Current Wisconsin Tribal Lands Maps and Native Nations Facts

WisconsinFirstNations.org has created a guide and interactive map for people to learn about current tribal lands and native nations.   

Native Land Maps is a resource from wisconsinfirstnations.org that creates an interactive space to discover whose native lands are in the state, region, and city you currently reside in. 

Theways.org is a compilation of stories of language and culture from Native nations from the central Great Lakes. The Ways Map outlines locations, treaty lands, and current populations of the central Great Lakes. 

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction created an entire site dedicated to providing Resources Related to Indigenous Education.  

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction's website for State Statutes for American Indian Studies in Wisconsin (Act 31)