Burial mounds created by Native people can be found throughout Wisconsin. Rolling softly along high points in the landscape and often shaded by ancient bur oak trees, intact burial mounds contain both ancestral remains and …
Honoring Ho-Chuck Heritage: Alumni Association spotlights ‘Stories of Teejop’
In June, alumni and friends gathered along the shores of Lake Mendota for a special Wisconsin Idea Spotlight. “Ho-Chunk Land — Stories of Teejop” was named for the Ho-Chunk word for the area that is …
Land of the Ho-Chunk: Ancient canoe tells story that long predates UW–Madison
Water has memory — sometimes so vivid that it freezes a moment in the form of a dugout canoe. Lake Mendota is speaking. A great many people are eager to hear what she has to say.
First major retrospective of Ho-Chunk photographer Tom Jones to open at Museum of Wisconsin Art
The retrospective of work by UW–Madison professor Tom Jones will be on view at the Museum of Wisconsin Art in West Bend from July 23 – Oct. 9.
School of Veterinary Medicine hosts regional summit promoting diversity and inclusion
This year’s theme, “From Talk to Action: Becoming a Change Agent on Your Campus,” brought in more than 140 students, faculty and staff from more than 13 universities across the country to discuss diversity, equity and inclusion.
Ho-Chunk graduate students elevate Native voices in their studies
Four Ho-Chunk graduate students at the University of Wisconsin–Madison are working to elevate the voices and experiences of Native American people, and to make academic and cultural spaces more accessible and beneficial to the Ho-Chunk community.
April 12 lecture to explore the significance of the Ho-Chunk Nation in American History
In this Focus on the Humanities lecture, Prof. Stephen Kantrowitz will explore what the Ho-Chunk people’s struggle against and victory over efforts to expel them mean for our understanding of American history.
Collaborative ‘Mapping Dejope’ project will create digital story map of our shared environment
Kasey Keeler, Assistant Professor of Civil Society & Community Studies and American Indian Studies, is leading an interdisciplinary community-engaged project, “Mapping Dejope: Indigenous Histories and Presence in Madison,” which will collect histories from UW and …
Ho-Chunk Nation flag to be raised at Bascom on Nov. 5
For the first time in the history of UW–Madison, the Ho-Chunk Nation’s flag will fly above Bascom Hall on Nov 5 as part of our ongoing commitment to moving from ignorance to awareness with the Ho-Chunk Nation and the other First Nations in Wisconsin.
Four prominent Ho-Chunk alumni to address campus on significance of treaties
The panel discussion, featuring four alumni of the UW Law School who are experts on treaty issues, will be the marquee event for Treaty Day 2021, an annual campus commemoration.
Treaty Day highlights history of resilience of Ho-Chunk people
September 15 is Treaty Day in Madison, Wisconsin, marking the day in 1832 when the Ho-Chunk Nation was forced to cede 3 million acres, including Teejop (Four Lakes), to the United States.
Congratulatory banners part of larger effort to promote Indigenous languages
As UW–Madison graduates celebrated commencement this spring, banners and yard signs around campus congratulated them in the Indigenous languages of the state, including Ho-Chunk and Ojibwe.
‘These spaces are sacred’: Ho-Chunk speaker urges mindfulness, reverence of campus indigenous sites
Politics and social structures tend to divide us, but our shared reverence for the land and its history can be the bond that unites us, Samantha Skenandore, a member of the Ho-Chunk Nation, told a …
This land is their land: UW-Madison grapples with Wisconsin’s ugly treatment of the Ho-Chunk
UW–Madison was built on land where the Ho-Chunk people lived for at least 12,000 years before white settlers forced them out. The university is trying to acknowledge this painful history with the Our Shared Future …
Today: Libby Tronnes discusses the Role of the Rock River Ho-Chunk in the Blackhawk War
Ho-Chunk Elder to Lead Informal Native Language Class
The American Indian Studies Program and the Ho-Chunk Nation are pleased to announce that we will be offering informal (non-credit) classes in the Hoocąk language this fall, under the direction of esteemed Ho-Chunk elder and …
City of Madison Honors First Nation with Official “Ho-Chunk Day”
Madison Mayor Paul Soglin and the Madison Common Council voted unanimously and affirmed and proclaimed a day in honor of the Ho-Chunk people at last week’s Common Council meeting. Now through perpetuity, the fourth Friday …
Tribal Elder to teach Ho-Chunk language class
This semester the American Indian Studies Department will offer a Ho-Chunk language class, thanks to the commitment of Cecil Garvin, a Ho-Chunk elder who has been teaching the language here at UW-Madison for several years. Unfortunately …