UW Law School Hosts Heritage Marker, Learning Events on Indigenous Issues, & Coming Together of Peoples Conference

Our Shared Future Heritage Marker photoThe UW Law School is privileged to host the UW Madison Our Shared Future heritage marker from February 24 to March 9. The marker recognizes this land as the ancestral home of the Ho-Chunk Nation and acknowledges the circumstances that led to their forced removal, and honors the Ho-Chunk Nation’s history of resistance and resilience.

The Law School has also organized several course-connected learning events, support for our Indigenous Law Students Association events, and an outside speaker and “community feast.”  For one of these learning events, I was invited to give a presentation to all of our first-year Legal Research and Writing students on Native American law and legal research.

The weekend, ILSA, the UW Law School Indigenous Law Students Association, presents its 34th Annual Coming Together of Peoples Conference featuring two days of speakers and panels on a variety of topics on Indigenous issues. The conference is free and open to the public. The conference will kick-off at 11:30am on Friday, March 6th, followed by a Welcome Reception in the evening from 5:00-7:00pm. The conference will resume at 8:00am on Saturday, March 7th, with closing remarks to be given at 12:30pm. Attendees can earn up to 7.5 CLE credits. For registration and a complete agenda of events, visit the event website.

To learn more about the conference, the heritage marker, and the experience of indigenous law students at UW Madison, see this Q&A with ILSA leaders, Catelin Aiwohi and Lorenzo Gudino.