Native American Education
Educator Resources: The following are resources intended for all ages and in all communities to make the connection between the knowledge, skills, and ways of learning about each of the American Indian nations, tribal communities, and people in Wisconsin. These resources are to provide critically analyzed, accurate, and authentic information for teaching students about tribal sovereignty and the history and culture of the Wisconsin's First Nations.
The Ways is a production of the Wisconsin Public Television Education (WPT) Education. This resource is “an ongoing series of stories from Native communities around the central Great Lakes. This online educational resource for 6-12 grade students features videos, interactive maps, and digital media exploring contemporary Native culture and language. The Ways supports educators in meeting the requirements of Wisconsin Act 31, seeking to expand and challenge current understanding of Native identity and communities.”
Wisconsin Public Television (WPT) Tribal Histories
WPT Tribal Histories documentaries share the history, culture, and traditions of Wisconsin’s American Indian nations and tribal communities. “Recorded in the natural settings of the regions that native people have called home for centuries, these films feature tribal members sharing the challenges, triumphs and time-honored traditions that have shaped their vibrant communities across generations”.
Discover whose native lands are found specific to your state, such as Wisconsin, the United States, and the North American continent using this interactive map. To use it, just enter a zip code or community name. You can choose to add territories, languages, or treaties to the map.
This collection of resources provides educators and pre-service teachers accurate and authentic educational materials for teaching about the American Indian Nations of Wisconsin.
The Initiative is a comprehensive program aimed at increasing ties between state agencies and tribal governments in order to streamline and improve the services our governments provide to both tribal and non-tribal members. The State-Tribal Consultation Initiative, now fully underway and unique in Wisconsin’s history, will pave the way for state-tribal partnerships well into the future.
“Established in 2006, American Indians in Children's Literature (AICL) provides critical perspectives and analysis of indigenous peoples in children's and young adult books, the school curriculum, popular culture, and society”. Throughout the website you will see links to book reviews, Native media, and more.
“Native Report is an entertaining, informative magazine style series that celebrates Native American culture and heritage, listens to tribal elders, and talks to some of the most powerful and influential leaders of Indian Country today”. In addition, the series is intended for all audiences, “promoting understanding between cultures, tribes and reservations - offering a venue for the stories of challenge and success coming from tribal communities - and educating public television viewers about the culture and traditions” of Native people, communities, and nations. The Native Report website includes videos & episode guides, resources for teacher, and much more!