Ho-Chunk Nation Flag-Raising 2021
Ho-Chunk Nation Flag-Raising on Bascom Hill: Honor, Respect, and Sacrifice
Join us the historic Ho-Chunk Nation Flag-Raising on Bascom Hill. This event is part of an ongoing commitment to moving from ignorance to awareness as we build Our Shared Future with the Ho-Chunk Nation and the other First Nations in Wisconsin.
Friday, November 5 at 10am.
Treaty Day 2021
Treaties: How we come to be where we are
Join us for a free, live virtual roundtable discussion to learn about treaties, the most important documents in any community, and how our ongoing nation-to-nation agreements with the Ho-Chunk Nation are fundamental to daily life here at Teejop (day-JOPE), the place currently known as Madison, Wisconsin. We are all Treaty People. Let’s learn why.
Wednesday, September 29 at 6pm
Learn more about Treaty Day 2021 find the link to the recorded program.
Our Shared Future is more than a heritage marker
Our Shared Future represents UW–Madison’s commitment to respect the inherent sovereignty of the Ho-Chunk Nation and the other First Nations of Wisconsin. It is a first step that calls on each of us—faculty, staff, and students—to deeply consider our shared past and present with Indigenous peoples in this place, Teejop, and to make our own personal and institutional commitments to achieve a shared future with them.
Our Shared Future is a process, not a land acknowledgement or something to recite. It is a collective act of moving together from ignorance to awareness; an educational framework for posing questions; and an opportunity to celebrate Ho-Chunk people, as well as learn about the hard truths of our histories with them. It is a challenge to educate ourselves and each other, and create a better future together.
In October of 2021, the marker was installed in its permanent location near South Hall on Bascom Hill.
Our Shared Future Efforts Mark the Beginning, Not an End
Hundreds of people attended events in the fall of 2019 related to the “Our Shared Future” heritage marker, a first step in a multi-year effort to educate the campus and the broader community on the Ho-Chunk Nation and the history it shares with the university. The spring 2020 semester brought an even greater emphasis on the marker.
- UW-Madison professor appointed to commission addressing violent crime against Indigenous AmericansMay 18, 2022
- Ho-Chunk graduate students elevate Native voices in their studiesApril 13, 2022
- An Indigenous story map experience about waterNovember 30, 2021
- In historic first, flag of Ho-Chunk Nation raised atop Bascom HallNovember 5, 2021