Act 31 in Wisconsin

26 February 2018

In February I was interviewed by Max Bayer of the UW-Madison “Daily Cardinal” concerning work that we have done in Black River regarding Act 31, legislation passed in the 1989-90 biennium that “mandates” teaching about American Indian history and culture in Wisconsin’s public schools.  The law was a response to the violence that occurred in the northern part of the state concerning Ojibewe Treaty Rights, and the general sense that non-native people had only minimal knowledge of the story of the Indigenous people of our state.  Read the article in full here.

Published by Paul ST Rykken

After 41 years of teaching history at the secondary level, I have pivoted to a new role as Associate Lecturer with UW-Green Bay's Virtual Dual Enrollment Access Academy. I am teaching Introduction to First Nations Studies: The Tribal World.

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