Members of the Ho-Chunk Nation are pictured during a heritage marker dedication ceremony for the "Our Shared Future" plaque on Bascom Hill at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on June 18, 2019.

Heritage marker honors Ho-Chunk

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Heritage Marker Grant Funding

The recently dedicated Our Shared Future Heritage Marker acknowledges the “hard but crucial truths” concerning the historical relationship between the Ho-Chunk people and the United States, and how the University of Wisconsin–Madison came to occupy what had long been Ho-Chunk land. This “difficult and complicated history” embeds opportunities for a broad range of learning opportunities about the Ho-Chunk people including their culture, the sacredness of this land to them, and interactions between them and state and federal governments.

In an effort to deepen understanding about the Ho-Chunk Nation through meaningful learning experiences, schools, colleges and departments may apply for grant funding that supports at least four structured learning experiences/events that tie the Ho-Chunk, and other regional indigenous history and culture, to topics of disciplinary relevance. The designated school, college or department will serve as a temporary host site of the heritage marker.

Learn how to apply

Marker Locations

The marker on Bascom Hill

September
Bascom Hall

October
Union
Hamel Music Center

November
Multicultural Student Center
Morgridge Center
Diversity Forum

December
Memorial Library

January
Helen C. White Library