Indigenous Arts and Sciences is a joint initiative of the Bad River, Ho-Chunk, Lac Courte Oreilles, Lac du Flambeau, and Red Cliff Nations and Earth Partnership (UW-Madison). Funding for Indigenous Arts and Sciences initiatives is provided by the National Science Foundation.
What is an IAS Institute?
Professional development to engage educators in ecological restoration and water stewardship rooted in Indigenous knowledge.
Who Can Participate?
Community members, teachers, college students, resource specialists, scientists, and professors!
We welcome anyone who is interested in the goals of the Earth Partnership IAS initiatives:
- Linking environmental concerns to academic achievement across disciplines
- Integrating Indigenous perspectives and experience with ecological restoration education
- Partnering with communities to broaden participation and generate enthusiasm among Native youth to become the next generation of environmental stewards
- Addressing the needs of K-12 educators for culturally accurate and authentic resources across the curriculum to fulfill Act 31 requirements
Learn how to integrate culturally relevant pedagogy, STEM, and environmental stewardship into your teaching! IAS institutes include training in DOTS (Digital Observation Technology Skills) Kits, developed by Upham Woods/UW Extension.
Registration priority is given to educators who work with Native youth from the institute's partnering tribe.
REGISTRATION - Bad River & Red Cliff Indigenous Arts and Sciences (IAS)
Graduate Credit (optional)
UW-Madison graduate credits (2-3, depending on total contact hours) are available for participation. Tuition is waived - the only cost is a registration fee ($135 for 2 credits; $165 for 3 credits). There is no institute cost for participants not pursuing credit.
Odanah (Bad River), WI
Red Cliff, WI