Ho-Chunk Cultural Artists Workshop Series

Preparing for Winter  

As you walk through Teejop, you may ask yourself,  How did the Ho-Chunk survive the seasons in the region, the hot humid summers, or brutally cold winters? Let’s delve deeper into Ho-Chunk Indigenous ways of being and what that means as the seasons pass. Seasonal work continues and is shared by everyone in the community playing their part in preparation for the next season. Traditional artists perpetuate Ho-Chunk’s material culture. Their teachings assist in learning the first steps in preparing seasonal tasks. Ho-Chunk ways of being and existing in the region are alive today and started in the fall with the construction of a ciiporoke. Ho-Chunk traditional artists will explain to you that one task leads to another, and the work is more complex than these simple lessons. In this workshop series, students and faculty will get a glimpse into the world and knowledge the Ho-Chunk hold dear to them in caring for their homelands.

Quilt Workshop. Ho-Chunk Cultural Artists Workshop Series. Join us for a Ho-Chunk Cultural Artists Workshop with Heather Cloud to learn the basics of making a star quilt pillow. Materials will be provided (first 20 participants guaranteed). 3/4/23 @ 10am-3pm. Indigenous Student Center, 215 North Brooks Street. Contact Molli Pauliot (pauliot@wisc.edu) with questions. Our Shared Future | oursharedfuture.wisc.edu
Quilt pattern

Next Ho-Chunk Cultural Artists Workshop:

Quilt Workshop with Heather Cloud

Join us from 10am to 3pm on March 4th at the Indigenous Student Center (215 North Brooks Street) to learn the basics of making a star quilt pillow with Ho-Chunk artist Heather Cloud.

Heather will assist you every step of the way in developing your sewing skills. Materials and fabric will be provided (first 20 participants guaranteed), and sewing machines will be available.

Contact Molli Pauliot (pauliot@wisc.edu) with any questions you may have.

Spring Ho-Chunk Cultural Artists Workshops

Saturday, March 4, 2023:

  • Quilt workshop with Ho-Chunk artist Heather Cloud

Fall Preparing for Winter 

Thursday, November 3, 2022:

  • Building a ciipodoke outside DeJope Hall
  • Black Ash Basket making with Ho-Chunk artist Kimberly Crowley
  • Food preparation, corn processing, and braiding by Dan Cornelius

Thursday, November 17, 2022:

  • Protection from the winter elements gauntlet gloves made by Ho-Chunk artist Heather Cloud