Repatriating the Ancestors: Anthropologists work with tribes to return remains of ancestors and sacred objects

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 …

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.

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 …