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Native American Heritage Month

Join us monthly as we celebrate a different community on campus. UWL Celebration Months amplifies voices from the many vibrant cultures and communities on campus. Join us throughout the year as we celebrate our friends and neighbors and gain a deeper understanding of our community.

The purpose of this project is to give others on our campus, in the surrounding community, and anyone that visits the UWL website a chance to learn more about different experiences and perspectives of the community that we are celebrating on any given month.

Allies and advocates are invited to share their stories.

UWL Celebrates

Native American Heritage Month

About Native American Heritage Month

White House statement from President Biden referring to A Proclamation on National Native American Heritage Month, 2023:
"During National Native American Heritage Month, we recognize the invaluable contributions of Native peoples that have shaped our country and honor the hundreds of Tribal Nations who continue exercising their inherent sovereignty as vital members of the overlapping system of governments in the United States. We also recommit to supporting Tribal sovereignty; upholding the Federal Government’s solemn trust and treaty responsibilities; and working in partnership with Tribal Nations to advance prosperity, dignity, and safety for all Native peoples."


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.

Source & More Resources: Center for Transformative Justice 

The flag representation above is that of the Ho-Chunk Nation. 

Past events

Celebrations: Native American Heritage Month

Keynote Speaker Leanne Vigue: The Lasting Trauma of Indian Policies in the United States on Indigenous Students

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mon, Nov. 6, 2023

Comedy night with Emmy Award winning Casey Brown

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month with us with some "Edu-tainment" with Casey Brown!

6 to 8 p.m. Wed, Nov. 15, 2023

Film Screening of Emmy award winning: Warrior Lawyers Defenders of Justice

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month with this educational film

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thu, Nov. 16, 2023

The Ho-Chunk Nation flag.