‘Representation matters’: Educators collaborate to teach histories, cultures, sovereignty of First Nations in Wisconsin

Wisconsin is one of 12 states that requires Native American content to be taught in schools. That prompted listener Maria Novotny to reach out to WPR's WHYsconsin project, asking us how educators are teaching this in the classroom. As WPR's Gaby Vinick reports, schools are working to integrate Indigenous histories, cultures and tribal sovereignty into the curriculum. But some educators say they're concerned schools are not adequately tapping into available resources. 

This story is part of Wisconsin Life and WPR's WHYsconsin project. What have you always wondered about Wisconsin, its people or its culture that you want WHYsconsin to look into? You ask the questions, and we find the answers!


The Racine Belles and Kenosha Comets: In a league of their own

A major event in sports history took place in September 1943. Two teams played in the first championship series of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. Both were from Wisconsin. The league was founded that year to keep fans coming to ballparks while male players served in World War II.

The Wisconsin Muslim Project

In The Wisconsin Muslim Project special Angela Fitzgerald visits the Fox Valley Islamic Society in Neenah to learn about their community while sharing stories of Muslims around the state. Angela sits down with President Mamadou Coulibaly to learn how the Fox Valley community was formed and expanding into a new, larger mosque down the street.

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