Wisconsin Act 31 or American Indian Studies refers to the requirement that all public school districts provide instruction in the history, culture, and tribal sovereignty of Wisconsin’s eleven federally-recognized American Indian nations and tribal communities. Thus, the references mentioning Wisconsin Act 31 or American Indian Studies in the context of education are likely referring to the state statutes listed below.
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Find information on Wisconsin Act 31 and links to Wisconsin’s American Indian nations websites. The information below also includes links to local, regional, state and national organizations that provide education and support to the students, families, and communities. Information on tribal head start programs, school, colleges and universities, and American Indian Studies departments, programs, and services in Wisconsin is also included.