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.
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 will be installed at a new 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.
- Four prominent Ho-Chunk alumni to address campus on significance of treatiesSeptember 22, 2021
- Badgers well-represented in list of Native American leadersAugust 4, 2021
- Native Nations_UW–Madison Working Group embarks on Phase 2 of multi-year initiativeJune 30, 2021
- ‘It prepared me so well’: First graduate of precollege program for Native students reflects on time at UW–MadisonJune 23, 2021