Madison College Annual Spring Celebration: Indigenous Education Week will be held April 19-22.
In lieu of our annual spring pow-wow this year, Madison College is hosting a week of virtual events focused on Indigenous communities. From language to dance to food systems, we want to celebrate education in our community. Visit the event link and select the event you would like to join at the time of the event.
Monday 4/19 from 11:30 am-12:30pm CDT: Indigenous Language Revitalization
Join us as we welcome Laura Red Eagle (Ho Chunk Nation) to discuss the the importance of language revitalization and specifically her journey into how she came to teach the Ho Chunk Language
Tuesday 4/20 from 7:00pm-8:30pm CDT: An Evening with Native Pride Dancers
Join us for an amazing performance from the Native Pride Dance Troupe. Featuring Larry Yazzie, two-time world champion dancer and founder/artistic director of Native Pride Production
Wednesday 4/21 from 3:00pm-4:30pm CDT: Food Sovereignty with Chef Elena Terry (Ho Chunk Nation) and Jon Greendeer (Ho Chunk Nation)
Join NASA for a conversation that addresses the central role of food sovereignty in local Indigenous communities. This discussion will explore Indigenous foods and stewardship practices for everyday lifeways. Elena is a graduate of the Madison College Culinary Arts Program and Executive Chef/Founder of Wild Bearies. Jon Greendeer is a Health and Wellness Coordinator at Ho-Chunk Nation.
Thursday 4/22 from 3:00pm-4:30pm CDT: Counterpoint Speaking Series welcomes Dallas Goldtooth (Isanti Dakota and Dine).
Dallas is the national Keep In The Ground campaigner for the Indigenous Environmental Network. He is also film producer, actor, and comedian.