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.

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