American Indian Studies Program


Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

AIS library closes during Winter holiday, Spring Break, and Summer Sessions.

(608) 263-5501 -- American Indian Studies Program
(608) 262-0443 -- American Indian Studies Library 

316 Ingraham Hall (3rd Floor)
1155 Observatory Drive
Madison, WI 53706

The Amer­i­can Indian Stud­ies Pro­gram works to fos­ter an envi­ron­ment in which the uni­ver­sity com­mu­nity can dis­cover, exam­ine, and appre­ci­ate the cul­tures, tra­di­tions, and val­ues that reflect the many con­tri­bu­tions Amer­i­can Indi­ans have made and con­tinue to make to the qual­ity of life in con­tem­po­rary soci­ety. Estab­lished in 1972, AIS links Amer­i­can Indian stu­dents, the Uni­ver­sity, and Indian Tribes. The pro­gram pro­vides infor­ma­tion, refer­ral, and con­sul­ta­tion to stu­dents, fac­ulty, staff, and cit­i­zens through­out the state. A major focus of the pro­gram is to facil­i­tate the devel­op­ment of lead­er­ship among Indian stu­dents to enhance their aca­d­e­mic suc­cess and assist them in becom­ing involved in con­tribut­ing to their com­mu­ni­ties. An essen­tial com­po­nent of our mis­sion is to focus atten­tion and direct the resources of the Uni­ver­sity of Wis­con­sin to improve the lives of Wis­con­sin Indian people. Amer­i­can Indian Stud­ies spon­sors an annual tra­di­tional sto­ry­telling event, aca­d­e­mic con­fer­ences, and men­tor­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties. From courses in over ten major depart­ments, to com­mu­nity and tribal out­reach, to the Annual Evenings of Amer­i­can Indian Sto­ry­telling, Amer­i­can Indian Stud­ies is among the most active and respected cen­ters of its kind in the nation. Our fac­ulty have numer­ous awards, pub­li­ca­tions, and grants to their credit, and our stu­dents have become tribal judges, attor­neys, teach­ers, and social work­ers in Wis­con­sin and beyond.

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