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Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) American Indian Studies Program
“The American Indian Studies Program exists primarily to assist with the implementation of the curricular requirements in the areas of American Indian history, culture, and tribal sovereignty. The program is also responsible for American Indian Language and Culture Education.”

Native American Educational Series
“The Native American Educational Series is aimed at increasing awareness and understanding of the Native American Experience. This effective collection of video programs and educational curriculum and materials highlights Indian heritage and history, interprets tribal traditions and customs, and examines the future of America's aboriginal people….”

UW-Madison American Indian Studies Program
“The American Indian Studies Program works to foster an environment in which the university community can discover, examine, and appreciate the cultures, traditions, and values that reflect the many contributions American Indians have made and continue to make to the quality of life in contemporary society. The program provides information, referral, and consultation to students, faculty, staff, and citizens throughout the state.” 

Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC) 
Native Peoples of Wisconsin: Books for Children and Teenagers

“Compiled by the staff of the Cooperative Children's Book Center, in the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s School of Education, this listing is meant to identify books the CCBC has received about Wisconsin Native peoples. It is an identification record only; not a recommended list. Books for children and young adults that have been specifically recommended by the CCBC are indicated by the term "CCBC Choice" at the start of the book description.

Native Peoples of Wisconsin Guide for 6-12 Students and Educators
A campus guide for middle and high school students and educators to support Act 31 through featuring contemporary native peoples of Wisconsin. Links to quality information on teaching Thanksgiving and Columbus Day are also included under the "Holidays" tab. 

Widening the Circle – American Indian Studies and Hmong Symposium
“The La Crosse Native American Student Association (NASA) in conjunction with the Hmong Organization Promoting Education, UW-La Crosse School of Education, the Native American Hmong Initiative (NAHI), Kappa Delta Pi and the WI Department of Public Instruction host this annual symposium …to help educators and future educators better understand the role of Act 31 and how to implement it into their classes.”

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Indian Country Today
“Indian Country Today is an award-winning multimedia publisher of news, information, and imagery relevant to the Indigenous people of the Americas. Our mission is to better the lives of Indigenous peoples by delivering accurate, relevant, and culturally sensitive content.” 

Oyate
“Oyate is a Native organization working to see that [Native American] lives and histories are portrayed honestly… [Oyate’s] work includes critical evaluation of books and curricula with Indian themes, conducting of “Teaching Respect for Native Peoples” workshops and institutes; administration of a small resource center and reference library; and distribution of children’s, young adult, and teacher books and materials, with an emphasis on writing and illustration by Native people.”

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