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. The program is also responsible for American Indian Language and Culture Education.
- Provide training opportunities
- Present at conferences and workshops
- Develop and disseminate materials
- Provide general consultation on issues related to American Indian Studies and the education of American Indian students
- Serve as liaison to tribal education departments, Wisconsin Indian Education Association (WIEA), and Great Lakes Inter-Tribal CounciL (GLITC), and Special Committee on State-Tribal Relations
2013-2014 Applications for American Indian Language Revitalization Grants Now Available
The 2013-2015 biennial budget reauthorized American Indian Language Revitalization grants, and appropriated $222,800 to be distributed on a competitive basis to public school districts or CESAs who partner with a tribal government. Funds may be used for activities related to providing instruction in one or more tribal languages as curricular or co-curricular offerings, such as curriculum design, creation of appropriate assessment instruments, professional development activities, language-related activities for parents and community members, instructional delivery, and program evaluation.
Application materials can be downloaded from our forms directory. They will be due Friday, November 8, 2013. The Department of Public Instruction anticipates issuing grant awards of up to $35,000. Consortium applications may exceed these projected amounts.
For more information, please contact:
David O’Connor, Education Consultant
American Indian Studies Program
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction