UW–Madison, in partnership with Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe College and the College of Menominee Nation, has been awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to support Native American students by fostering a path from secondary to postsecondary education. The grant will support collaboration among the three land-grant institutions in Wisconsin to broadly coordinate systemic efforts to support Native American education pathways across Tribal and public educational systems.

The project, Wisconsin Land-Grant System Partnership for Advancing Native Education Pathways, seeks to authentically engage Tribal Nations, university faculty and staff, and community members as partners in advancing the academic achievement and pursuit of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) interests of Native American students by integrating Indigenous knowledge and methods.

“Culturally responsive instruction that includes

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