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Garfield Avenue project affects travel on lower campus.

The project is expected to be completed in fall 2018, and the footbridge will be closed from late May to late August in both 2017 and 2018.

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What students in our American Indian Studies program quickly learn is that the bulk of the "real learning" happens outside of the classroom. Cultural studies like AIS are about people — their history, their culture, perhaps their language — and understanding all that in meaningful and applicable ways. That can't happen within the walls of our campus classrooms. 

Our AIS students will interact with American Indian communities and tribal members throughout the program. These interactions will come in the form of field trips in connection to coursework, internships, immersion programs or research projects offered through the cultural immersion programs office, campus events, and student organization related programs.

The most amazing thing to see, in my opinion, was the people we worked with sharing their stories with us. They not only shared the hardships of living on the Pine Ridge Reservation, but they shared their culture with us as well.

Taylor Younkle, AIS major
Badlands National Park

AIS major works to help families in distress on WI reservation

Senior American Indian Studies and social work major Savannah Rigert is completing an internships on the Lac Courte Oreilles reservation in Sawyer County of northern Wisconsin, working make it possible to keep children and families together.

Saving lost heritage

Immersion key to AIS

A central element to the American Indian Studies program is extensive opportunities for cultural immersion, at local, regional, and national levels.

Absorbing culture first-hand
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