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Indian Nations of Wisconsin

  • Jefferson Street Inn 201 Jefferson St. Wausau, WI 54403 (map)

About the Training

From origin stories to contemporary struggles over treaty rights and sovereignty issues, Patty Loew will reflect on events and initiatives of the 21st century that impact our Native communities and present a distinctly different view of history.

Dr. Loew will share information from her two books, Indian Nations of Wisconsin: Histories of Endurance and Renewal and Native People of Wisconsin, which include compact tribal histories of the Ojibwe, Potawatomi, Oneida, Menominee, Stockbridge-Munsee, Ho-Chunk, Brothertown, and Urban Indian communities. Participants will also have the opportunity to reflect on how historical events are discussed in our classrooms and schools. Please join us for a day rich in dialogue, reflection, and learning about the cultural traditions, history, tribal sovereignty, and life today for each tribal nation in Wisconsin.

Participant Outcomes

By attending this training, participants will:

  • gain an understanding of tribal histories of the Wisconsin American Indian nations and tribal communities.
  • examine how American Indian historical events are discussed in schools.
  • reflect on the appropriateness of instructional materials that are written to provide a historical perspective of the American Indian people, communities, and tribal nations.


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Patty Loew, Ph.D., is an enrolled member of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa (Ojibwe). She is a professor in the Department of Life Sciences Communication at UW-Madison and affiliated faculty with the American Indian Studies Program, the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, and the School of Human Ecology Center for Community and Nonprofit Studies. Her research interests lie in television documentary production, diversity, and Native American media. Broadly speaking, she teaches courses in video production and analysis in the life sciences. For twenty years she hosted statewide news and public affairs programs for Wisconsin Public Television.


Standards Addressed

  • InTasc Teacher Standards: #3, #5, #7, #10
  • Danielson’s Framework: 1b, 1d, 2a, 2b, 3c, 4a, 4c, 4d
  • Stronge Indicators: 1.3, 1.4, 1.8, 1.10, 2.1, 2.3, 3.1, 3.5, 5.3, 5.7



Jefferson Street Inn
201 Jefferson St.
Wausau, WI 54403
Ph: (715) 845-6500
location and directions

A block of rooms has been set up at the Jefferson Street Inn at the rate of $82 per night. Please call (715) 845-6500 and mention the Indian Nations training when reserving your room. 

Fees, Schedule, and Registration

There are no fees associated with this training,
but pre-registration is required.
Schedule of the day:
8:30-9:00 Registration and continental breakfast
9:00-3:00 Presentation (lunch included onsite)

Participants will be given a complimentary copy of either Patty Loew’s book, Indian Nations of Wisconsin (2013) or Native People of Wisconsin (2015).



Contact Melissa Moe at Ph: (715) 986-2020, ext. 2127 or