American Indian Studies Program
Hello or Greetings in Ojibwe / Ho-Chunk / Potawatomi / Mahican / Menominee / Oneida
The American Indian Studies Program exists primarily to assist with the implementation of the curricular requirements in the areas of American Indian history, culture, and tribal sovereignty. The program is also responsible for American Indian Language and Culture Education.
- Provide training opportunities
- Present at conferences and workshops
- Develop and disseminate materials
- Provide general consultation on issues related to American Indian Studies and the education of American Indian students
- Serve as liaison to American Indian nations and tribal communities of Wisconsin, tribal education departments, Wisconsin Indian Education Association (WIEA), and Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council (GLITC), and Special Committee on State-Tribal Relations
2019-2020 Applications for American Indian Language Revitalization Grants
The 2019-21 State Biennial Budget reauthorized and appropriated the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) American Indian Language Revitalization grants at $222,800 for 2019-2020. These grants are to be distributed on a competitive basis to a school board, consortium of school boards, CESA, or head start agency, in conjunction with a tribal education authority. Funds may be used for language activities related to providing instruction in one or more American Indian languages as curricular or co-curricular offerings including, but not limited to, curriculum design, creation of appropriate assessment instruments, professional development activities, language-focused parent and community engagement activities, instructional delivery, and program evaluation.
Application materials can be downloaded at the following link https://dpi.wi.gov/sites/default/files/imce/forms/doc/f9930.doc and are due Monday, September 23, 2019. The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction anticipates issuing eight to 12 grant awards of up to $35,000. Consortium applications may exceed these projected amounts.
American Indian Students and Items of Religious and Cultural Significance
- May 2019 Letter (State Superintendent Carolyn Stanford Taylor)
- September 2017 Letter (State Superintendent Tony Evers)
There are a variety of local, regional, state and national organizations that sponsor conferences, meetings, and trainings that may be of interest to those working in the area of American Indian studies or education. These professional development opportunities range from one day to a week long, the items listed on the icon or the Calendar of Events section above provide a rich diversity of events and opportunities for those interested in this work.