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.
The marker will be located in the back lobby of Bascom Hall for the majority of October, in addition to the following locations:
University Roundtable, October 16
Hamel Music Center, October 25-27
Diversity Forum, November 5-6
Multicultural Student Center & Morgridge Center, November 7–17
University Staff Congress, November 18