CSD Students Engage in First Nations Cultural Landscape Tour

Our speech-language master’s students visited campus landmarks illuminating the university’s ongoing relationships with the contemporary First Nations of Wisconsin, including the Ho-Chunk Nation, on whose ancestral lands the university now sits. The First Nations Cultural Landscape Tour seeks to bring awareness to the historic and contemporary Indigeneity of Teejop, the place now known as Madison, WI, through place-based learning about the Four Lakes region.

Learn more about the First Nations Cultural Landscape Tour and schedule online: https://info.wisc.edu/campus-tours/

Students gathered outside in a circle seated around a tour guide.
Students in a Communication Sciences and Disorders 790 class taught by Courtney Seidel, clinical associate professor and School of Education program coordinator, take part in a First Nations Cultural Landscape Tour lead by Omar Poler (standing), Indigenous Education Coordinator in the School of Education, as well as Annie Jones, professor, organization development specialist and Tribal Nations liaison at University of Wisconsin-Extension, around the fire circle north of Dejope Residence Hall at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on April 11, 2023. The Cultural Landscape Tour is one way the university educates the community year-round about the history of the land on which the campus resides, land the Ho-Chunk have called home since time immemorial. (Photo by Bryce Richter / UW–Madison)