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26th Annual Wisconsin American Indian Studies Summer Institute: Day 5

July 29 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT

About the Summer Institute

The annual Wisconsin American Indian Studies Summer Institute is an active, highly participatory, week-long workshop designed to increase participants’ understanding of issues related to the histories, cultures, and tribal sovereignty of the American Indian nations and tribal communities in Wisconsin.

The goals of the summer institute relate to both American Indian Studies and the education of Native American students. The summer institute aims to improve teaching and learning and to enrich student services, resulting in becoming more culturally responsive. Participants will learn how to adapt or develop new techniques best suited to their unique circumstances.

Activities and Programming

Classroom sessions use a variety of teaching methods and provide opportunities for both presenters and participants to share information, resources, best practices, and model programs. Rich discussions allow everyone to share their insights and reactions.

Perhaps most importantly, participants will have the opportunity to work in small groups to develop an action plan with access to a variety of resources to teach others what they have learned. Events will include a celebration of the relationships we have made and the things we have learned at the summer institute.

Agenda and Daily Activities (Tentative)

Friday, July 29, 2022 (9:00 am – 12:00 pm)

  • Finalize Action Plan Statements and/or Related Project
  • Teaching About Cultures vs. Teaching Culturally
  • Large Group Discussion
  • Closing and Next Steps

Staff and Presenters

Our staff and presenters come from a variety of academic and personal backgrounds. These individuals serve as resources and mentors, and they assist in facilitating daily small and large group sessions designed to help participants process what they have learned and develop an action plan that extends their learning to others.

Note: This institute will meet statutory license stipulations for “Wisconsin American Indian Tribes and Bands”, which is often referenced as Wisconsin Act 31. Individuals will need to attend each daily session during the summer institute along with completing additional instructional assignments.

Location:  Zoom Video Conferencing (Online)


Contact David O’Connor, American Indian Studies Consultant, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction at david.oconnor@dpi.wi.gov or (608) 267-2283 for questions about the summer institute programming.

Contact Judy Ross, Program Assistant III, CESA 12 at judyr@cesa12.org or 715-685-1837 for assistance or issues with registration.



July 29
9:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT


CESA 12 Online Event – ZOOM Video Conferencing