Please note: This presentation is intended to be a resource for
all types of educators from any discipline or level.
The American Indian Studies in Wisconsin presentation will help participants understand the implementation of Wisconsin Act 31,
which requires public schools and pre-service education to provide instruction on the history, culture, and sovereignty of the eleven
federally-recognized American Indian nations and tribal communities
in the state of Wisconsin.
Information about Wisconsin American Indian nation’s histories, treaty rights, sovereignty, and cultures will be presented throughout the presentation. There will be ample time for questions and discussion.
The goals of the presentation are to share best practices, information, model programs, and resources with participants so that they are knowledgeable about American Indian Studies in Wisconsin and are able to meet the requirements of American Indian Studies and Wisconsin Act 31.
*This drug and alcohol free event is free of charge and open to the public.*
About the Guest Speaker:
DAVID J. O’CONNOR
American Indian Studies Consultant,
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
David is originally from and is a member of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa (Ojibwe) in northern Wisconsin.
In January 2012, he became the American Indian Studies Consultant at the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI). He is also one of the co-leaders for the Disproportionality Technical Assistance Network or “The Network”.
In David’s role at DPI, he supports school districts’ efforts to provide instruction on the history, culture and tribal sovereignty of Wisconsin’s American Indian nations and tribal communities, often referenced as “Wisconsin Act 31” and provides general consultation on issues related the education of American Indian students.