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. The program is also responsible for American Indian Language and Culture Education.

Program staff:

2014-2015 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 here. They will be due Friday, May 30, 2014. The Department of Public Instruction anticipates issuing grant awards of up to $35,000. Consortium applications may exceed these projected amounts.

18th Annual Wisconsin American Indian Studies Summer Institute


Upcoming Events

July 2014

Fifth American Indian / Indigenous Teacher Education Conference
July 10, 2014 – June 12, 2014
Flagstaff, Arizona

38th Annual United National Indian Tribal Youth (UNITY) Conference
June 29, 2014 – July 3, 2014
Portland, Oregon

18th Annual Wisconsin American Indian Studies Summer Institute
July 28 - August 1, 2014
Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin

October 2014                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

44th Annual National Indian Education Association (NIEA) Convention and Tradeshow
October 15, 2014 – October 19, 2014
Anchorage, Alaska                                                                                                                                                                      

71st Annual National Congress of American Indian (NCAI) Convention and Marketplace
Oct. 26, 2014 – Oct. 31, 2014
Atlanta, Georgia                                                                                                                                           






























For questions about this information, contact David O'Connor (608) 267-2283
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