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Act 31 Resources
DPI's response to Act 31
American Indian Studies Information Packet, includes Wisconsin State Statutes.
University of Wisconsin - Madison's School of Education
Uses "Essential Understandings" to explore how educators can support Act 31 while focusing on recommended materials and resources.
American Indian Curriculum Services
American Indian Curriculum Services (AICS), within the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s School of Education, exists to support the efforts of students, staff, and faculty as they work to increase their knowledge, understanding, and application of American Indian studies both inside and outside the classroom.
Interested in checking the authenticity of a material related to native peoples? Not sure where to start? Use the criterion from the resources below to assist in determining whether your material is right for your students.
A Broken Flute
Provides critical reviews of a range of literature as well as essays by influential native minds. Found in the Professional Collection, PRO 970.1 BRO.
American Indians in Children's Literature
Debbie Reese's blog "American Indians in Children's Literature" is an excellent way to stay informed of current topics, trends, and recent publications regarding American Indian Literature.
General Resources and Lesson Plans
These sites will bring you general information and lesson plans regarding native peoples of the United States.
An ongoing series of stories on culture and language from Native communities around the central Great Lakes. A production of the Wisconsin Media Lab.
CCC! Video Streaming
Search for terms such as "Native," "Ojibwe", or other specific terms to see a listing of many of their videos including one on Ojibwe language revitalization and many on historical aspects. (you'll need your email and the main password)
WIEA - Indian Mascot and Logo Taskforce
Teach Respect - Not Racism. Explore materials, documents, videos, and speeches created and compiled to share for educational purposes.
National Museum of the American Indian - Classroom Lessons
These materials offer rich Native perspectives on the history and contemporary life of many different Native tribes. Although these resources are grouped by category, they often address multiple themes.
Indigenous Institute of the Americas
"To promote and share the similarities and differences comprising the traditional cultures of indigenous people of the Americas by researching, collecting, archiving, and disseminating our history prior to and since 1492."
GLIFWC Educational Materials
Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Commission's Educational Materials
Honor the Treaties Educational Materials
Based in South Dakota, Honor the Treaties has educational materials and art to provide information on contemporary Native issues.
CCC! Streaming Media
Search for terms such as "Native," "Ojibwe", or other specific terms to see a listing of the videos available, though please use your discretion in the authenticity of the information provided (you'll need your email and the main password). There's an example below however you can access via: http://video.cccvod.com.
11 Sovereign Nations of Wisconsin
2014 State of the Tribes
Chair of the Menominee Nation, Laurie Boivin, delivered the 2014 State of the Tribes Address — a tradition that grew out of need, realized by the tribes and by the Wisconsin legislative leadership, to improve communications between our governments.