CALS EDC lunch and learn: UW’s new Culture Keepers/Elders-in-Residence program – Apr. 22

Members of the CALS community are invited to join the next session of the CALS Equity and Diversity Committee’s 2018-2019 Lunch and Learn Series:

“Elders-in-Residence Program”
Monday, April 22, 2019
12:00 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Steenbock Library BioCommons, Room 110A

Larry Nesper is a Professor of Anthropology and the Director of American Indian Studies at UW-Madison. He is the author of The Walleye War: The Struggle for Ojibwe Spearfishing and Treaty Rights, a cultural account of the treaty rights conflict that took place in Wisconsin in the 1980s.  His current research explores the development of tribal courts in Wisconsin as well as state court/tribal court relations.

The Native Nations_UW Working Group has been collaborating for the past few years with Native Nations across Wisconsin on health, environmental conservation, and educational opportunities. At the heart of this was the launch of the Culture Keepers/Elders-in-Residence Program, which brought prominent social worker, former assistant secretary of Indian affairs in the U.S. Department of the Interior, and Menominee Tribal member Ada Deer to campus for a week. Hosted by the American Indian Studies Program, Deer spent the week engaging in cultural education and programming. Goals of the program are to provide students and UW personnel with access to crucial cultural education opportunities, while improving campus climate for Native students. Leland Wigg Ninham, former Appeals Commissioner for the Oneida Tribe of Wisconsin will be the Elder-in-Residence from April 8-12, 2019.  Dr. Nesper will be sharing more information about the Culture Keepers/Elders-in-Residence Program at the April Lunch and Learn.

Lunch will be sponsored by the Forest and Wildlife Ecology Department, so please register at this link*

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All are welcome.

To see videos and access materials from previous EDC Lunch and Learn sessions, visit:

Thank you,