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  • Taylor Younkle and other AIS students on the Pine Ridge immersion experience. Pictured at Badlands National Park.
    An experience worth repeating: Pine Ridge Reservation immerison
    Tuesday, April 11, 2017

    For three years, the American Indian Studies program sponsored a cultural immersion experience at Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. One student was so impacted by the experience, she repeated the trip two more times. Find out about this unique service-oriented immersion.

  • Jenna Vater, '12 AIS and public history, at her workplace in Illinois.
    Native American Studies master's degree student: One alumna's journey
    Friday, April 7, 2017

    When Jenna Vater came to UW-Eau Claire, she didn't really know what she wanted to do with her life, beyond the fuzzy idea of "helping people." After some soul searching and introductory courses, she declared a major in public history and minor in American Indian Studies, which she soon upgraded to a double major. Read about her journey to her master's degree.

  • Kristi Bechtel, '14 AIS and social work graduate, who completed an internship at the Ho-Chunk nation social services.
    Q&A with an AIS intern: Kristi Bechtel at the Ho-Chunk Nation
    Friday, March 31, 2017

    We all know what an impact an internship can have on the academic and career goals of our students. But what you might now know is really how that all works, how they happen, how students prepare for those opportunities. One former intern gives us the basics of how she got her internship, and what it meant to her.

  • NorthDakotaPipelineProtests
    Discussion to focus on controversial pipeline, protests
    Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016

    Protests around a controversial oil pipeline that critics say could harm the environment and threaten Native American historic, religious and cultural sites in the Upper Midwest will be the topic of a discussion this month at UW-Eau Claire. A #NoDAPL (Dakota Access Pipeline) panel discussion will begin at 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14, in Woodland Theater of Davies Center.

  • 'Sing Our Rivers Red' exhibit focuses on loss and life of indigenous women
    Monday, Nov. 7, 2016

    Dr. Heather Ann Moody, along with a team of faculty and students, have worked hard to bring an exhibit to campus that raises awareness regarding indigenous women’s issues.

  • Professional dancer at Honoring education Powwow 2015
    Honoring Education Powwow set for Nov. 5
    Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016

    UW-Eau Claire will host its annual Honoring Education Powwow Saturday, Nov. 5, in Zorn Arena. The event is part of the university's Native American Heritage Month celebration.

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