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First Nations of Wisconsin : Lesson Plans

Resources to assist in teaching and learning about Wisconsin First Nations / Native Americans / American Indians

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Lesson Plans related to the Native Peoples of Wisconsin

Act 31

Since 1989, Wisconsin has required instruction in the history, culture, and tribal sovereignty of then eleven federally recognized tribes and bands in the state for K-12 schools and teacher education programs. Anyone seeking a license to serve as a professional educator in the state, as a teacher, pupil services professional, or administrator, must receive instruction in these areas. These requirements are a product of the violent treaty rights controversy in the 1980s and early 1990s and of past educational policy decisions that contributed to widespread public ignorance and misunderstanding of Native people. 

The Ways: Great Lakes Native Culture & Language

The Ways is a production of the Wisconsin Media Lab.

For more videos and resources from the series, visit their website.

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