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Founded 1901

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Hero/Shero series: Ode to Frida by Melanie Tallmadge Sainz. This piece was made using deerskin, porcupine quills, Czech glass cut-beads and glass bugle beads, Swarovski crystals, vintage Italian glass beads, vintage re-purposed silver purse clasp with chain handle.

Students study Indigenous art

Katherine Zee, Arts & Rec Journalist March 10, 2024

Every year, the Annette and Dale Schuh Visiting Artist program brings in an artist to lead a course for art students at UW-Whitewater. This year is particularly notable because it gave students the unique...

Junior political science major Michael Bose is the peer educator of the Native American Support Services (NASS).

Why should universities support Native Peoples?

Michael Bose, Native American Support Services Peer Educator October 9, 2022

We should continue to support native students- well, especially here in Whitewater. We’re on traditional Native American land so this used to be owned by Native Americans and unfortunately some of their...

Breaking bread for First Peoples

Breaking bread for First Peoples

Dauntae Green, Managing Editor November 29, 2021

In honor of the November Native American Heritage Month, UW-Whitewater Native American Support Services invited everyone to a fried bread workshop in the lounge of McCutchan Hall before the Thanksgiving...

A picture of a Native American family

“The Sun Goes Around the Earth and Gives Us Life” 

Jake Klein, Journalist November 15, 2020

How far in the past must we go to call it history? How much planning must we do to prepare for the future? Those were just a couple of several perplexing topics discussed by Dona Yahola at the Native...

Mino-Giizhik DeBungie performs a hunting dance watched by students including UW-Whitewater criminology major Cody Wing, who is president of the Native American Cultural Awareness Association. Debungie is a member of the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and Wing is a member of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. Six members of the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa from Bayfield County in northern Wisconsin visited UW-Whitewater to talk with students about native culture and perform traditional dances, drumming and singing. Classes in restorative justice, American Indian studies and dance participated through the afternoon on Wednesday, March 6, 2019. (UW-Whitewater photo/Craig Schreiner)

Honoring Indigenous People

October 11, 2020

The UW-Whitewater Native American Cultural Awareness Association (NACAA) honors Indigenous Peoples’ Day Monday, Oct. 12.  It coincides with the federal holiday of Columbus Day, however, many states...

New hall gets a name

Olivia Storey and Danny Grisanzio December 9, 2019

The new hall located across from Goodhue Hall has finally been given a proposed name. Ma’iingan (my-ing-gan), which translates to “wolf” in Ojibwe, was chosen as the proposed name due to the history...

Alumnus challenges University

Killian Jauch, News Editor December 4, 2018

   The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater hosted a public lecture by alumnus Doug Kiel as part of a Native American Lecture Series Tuesday, Nov. 27.    Keil, a member of the Oneida Nation, challenged...

Disparaging costumes just aren’t funny

October 27, 2015

Royal Purple Staff Opinion Oct. 27, 2015 To a lot of college students, Halloween is a magical time of year. Partygoers dress in their best costumes, taking to the streets dressed as various goblins and...

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