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Tribal Nations of Wisconsin with Dr. Annie Jones

A Brief History of Wisconsin's Tribal Nations and and Introduction to Indigenous Ways of Knowing

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Tribal Nations of Wisconsin with Dr. Annie Jones
Tribal Nations of Wisconsin with Dr. Annie Jones

Time & Location

Mar 28, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Zoom

About the Event

Join us for an introduction to Wisconsin’s Tribal Nations and explore some key concepts of the Indigenous world view.

As women committed to conservation and stewarding our land, how can we further develop this mission with a deeper understanding of Native American history in Wisconsin?   How can we collaboratively do this with respect, love and an open mind alongside growing our awareness of the wounding and traumatic actions of the patriarchal past?  What roles can we plan individually and as a community of women-identifying to together move forward to create healing change?  How can we more proactively use the roles we have --- farmers, business owners, mothers, spouses/partners, local community leaders and more -- to spark connection to and respect for the inspiring Indigenous story in Wisconsin?  

Gratitude to Dr. Annie Jones for cultivating this space to share her own perspectives and background as an enrolled member of the Menominee Nation, and Tribal Nations Specialist with the UW Extension. This will be a safe space to ask questions and process.    Leave with your own personal action plan for engaging with Native American people and communities that will be developed using a Native American medicine wheel.

Professor Jones has worked with UW Extension for nearly 25 years serving in a variety of capacities including community development educator, Associate Dean, and Special Assistant to the Dean for Strategic Directions. Her areas of research include indigenous methodologies like the use of the Native American medicine wheel and cultural teachings to enhance planning and evaluation.  Dr. Jones specializes in participatory and community-based action research and co-leads UW–Madison’s Native Nations UW effort along with Aaron Bird Bear and Omar Poler.

Session details:

* No past experience or requirements! 

* All women, or anyone who identifies as such in a significant way, are welcome to attend. 

* This is intentionally a safe, vulnerable space and informal space. Zoom-bombing kids and pets always appreciated.

* Have a pen & paper to jot down thoughts during activities & reflections.

About Wisconsin Women in Conservation

Wisconsin Women in Conservation (WiWiC) is a state-wide collaborative effort led by the Michael Fields Agricultural Institute in partnership with Wisconsin Farmers Union, Renewing the Countryside and Marbleseed (formerly MOSES).  A five-year multi-faceted project funded by the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), WiWiC brings together Wisconsin's women landowners, farmers, farm workers, urban growers, and conservation professionals to connect and share about conservation practices, resources, and funding opportunities.

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