A collection featuring diverse voices defining the story of Wisconsin and essential to our national narrative.
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First Nations Stories
Connect to programming and resources that bring visibility to First Nations and Indigenous populations in Wisconsin and across the globe, and the historical debts owed to original occupants of these lands. Native American, First Nations and American Indian are terms used interchangeably, with use determined by personal preference. If possible, use a tribal nation’s name and self-reference. The term Indigenous generally refers to those peoples with pre-existing sovereignty who lived as communities prior to contact with settler populations.
Land Acknowledgment Statement
PBS Wisconsin and Wisconsin Public Radio broadcast to the homelands of 12 Native American nations and their people. We acknowledge their resilience, ingenuity, contributions, and inherent sovereignty. And we remain committed to collaboration with these nations to ensure the public media landscape includes these stories and perspectives now and in the future.
PBS WISCONSIN EDUCATION
Wisconsin First Nations
Wisconsin Biographies: Walter Bresette
Wisconsin Biographies: Chief Oshkosh
Re/sound: Wade Fernandez
State Statutes For American Indian Studies
Tribal Sovereignty and Native American Gaming
Preserving Native Languages
Wisconsin's Remaining Effigy Mounds
PBS Wisconsin News
Ancient Human Remains Unearthed
Wisconsin State of the Tribes
Wolf Hunt Dynamics and Impact
Violence Against Indigenous Women
Pandemic Nursing Home Regulations
More Indigenous Voices From PBS
Wisconsin First Nations communities have shared struggle with Indigenous cultures across the world. The term Indigenous generally refers to those peoples with pre-existing sovereignty who lived as communities prior to contact with settler populations. Indigenous is a broadly inclusive term owing to Indigenous peoples’ presence on every continent in the world, fighting to remain culturally, economically, and politically intact amid ongoing dispossession and erasure. What follows is a selection of PBS National content that represents the diverse voices of Indigenous communities across North America and worldwide.