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Native American Heritage Month in Madison, WI

Take an opportunity to learn more about the Native American history + culture in Madison.

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The Ho-Chunk Nation’s flag will be flying at Bascom Hall this month.

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Native American Heritage Month, which takes place in November, is dedicated to recognizing the contributions of Native people as well as appreciating their diversely rich culture + history.

Long before any of us called Madison home, the Ho-Chunk Nation did. Well, actually, they called Madison Taychopera which means “land of the four lakes.” Before Madison became the state capital, these Ho-Chunk tribes — as well as Fox + Sauk tribes — established their culture and left their mark.

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These events are welcome to all people who want to learn, appreciate, celebrate and respect the culture + history of Native American people.

Annual Green Corn Dance | This harvest celebration is a Ho-Chunk tradition to ring in the season with music + food.
Indigenous Art Exhibition | Stop by Edgewood College’s art department this month to see pieces by local artists + students.
Remembering Wazhask | Register for this virtual event to learn about traditional indigenous birth + parenting practices.

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