American Indian Nations and Tribal Communities in Wisconsin
The following links are to the official websites for each of Wisconsin's 11 federally recognized American Indian Nations and tribal communities. These websites provide information about each nation or community, including news, resources, and contacts. *Note, the Brothertown Indian Nation is also included but is not a federal or state-recognized American Indian nation.
Maps of Wisconsin’s Tribal Lands Explore whose tribal lands and which nations are located closest to you using the maps at Wisconsin First Nations
The Ways is a production of PBS Wisconsin Education | Learning Powered by Curiosity This resource shares stories on culture and language from Native communities around the central Great Lakes region.
Tribal Histories features tribal storytellers sharing the culture and oral traditions that have shaped their communities across generations. The series of half-hour programs presents the histories of all eleven federally recognized American Indian tribes and bands located in Wisconsin, plus one tribe that is seeking to regain its federal status.
Partnerships for Change: Listening to the Voices of Families This video demonstrates how one program effectively partners with families and local organizations to build a strong community. See how family well-being and children’s healthy development is rooted in respect for culture, values, and home language. Successful partnerships contribute to community wellness and better outcomes for families and children, including school readiness.
The American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) Teacher Webinar Series
These webinars feature in-service suites that can help teachers and home visitors better understand and identify effective teaching practices, learn why they're important, what they look like in action, and how to use them in classrooms and during home visits. Each webinar offers practice-based strategies that teachers can use immediately to improve their practice.
Making It Work
Traditional lifeways, languages, and cultural heritages are important components of young children's school readiness. Making It Work helps American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) early education staff meet these goals as they teach children about their traditional cultural skills, values, beliefs, and lifeways.
Wisconsin Department of Children and Families - Tribal Affairs Office
Through a collaborative effort that recognizes and respects Tribal sovereignty, DCF’s Tribal Affairs Office consults with the Tribes to support tribal children and families through the Department’s various programs, including, child welfare, child support, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, child care, domestic abuse services
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, American Indian Studies Program
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.
Resources Related to American Indian Education -
Find information on Wisconsin Act 31 and links to Wisconsin’s American Indian nation's websites. Included are links to local, regional, state, and national organizations that provide education and support to students, families, and communities. You can also find a list of
Wisconsin First Nations
Wisconsin First Nations provides current and pre-service educators with accurate and authentic educational resources for teaching and learning about the Native Nations of Wisconsin. Their website contains over 50 resources for PK-2nd grade!
American Indians in Children’s Literature
Established in 2006 by Dr. Debbie Reese of Nambé Pueblo, American Indians in Children's Literature (AICL) provides critical analysis of Indigenous peoples in children's and young adult books. You can search the AICL website for a review of a particular book or search for articles using keywords. A few of her many resources and articles are listed below.
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