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.
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.