Wisconsin tribal leaders and officials from the University of Wisconsin-Madison are pictured in a group photo during a Native Nations Summit held at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center in Madison, Wis., on May 10, 2019. (Photo by Jeff Miller / UW-Madison) Pictured standing from left to right are Aaron Bird Bear, UW-Madison Assistant Dean for Student Diversity Programs in the School of Education; LeAnn White, Vocational/Higher Education Transition Coordinator, Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians; Jessica Ryan, Tribal Council Member, Brothertown Indian Nation; Don Rosin, Human Resources Manager, Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians; Jolene Bowman, Vice President, Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohican Indians; Patrick Sims, UW-Madison Deputy Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion, Vice Provost and Chief Diversity Officer; Thomas Boelter, Administrator of Education and Culture, Forest County Potawatomi; Mic Isham, Executive Administrator of the Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission and past chairman of the Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa; Yvette McGeshick, Education Director, Sokaogon Chippewa Community Mole Lake Band of Lake Superior Chippewa; Paul Robbins, UW-Madison Dean of the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies; Gunnar Peters, Legislator, Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin; Soyeon Shim, UW-Madison Dean of the School of Human Ecology; Sarah Mangelsdorf, UW-Madison Provost; Larry Nesper, UW-Madison Director of American Indian Studies and Professor of Anthropology; and Jessie Conaway, Co-Chair Native Nations_UW Working Group and UW-Madison Faculty Associate, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies. Pictured seated from left to right are Charles Hoslet, UW-Madison Vice Chancellor of University Relations; Dylan Jennings, Tribal Council Member, Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa; Nehoma Thundercloud, Tribal Advisory Council Member, Ho-Chunk Nation; Rebecca Blank, UW-Madison Ch

Wisconsin First Nation leaders and officials from the University of Wisconsin-Madison are pictured in a group photo during a Native Nations Summit.

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