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Native American Heritage Lecture Series
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...

Honoring Indigenous People

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)
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

How the proposed name showcases the land’s history
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

Native American Lecture Series brings a call for change
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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