Elders-in-Residence Program brings Ada Deer to campus
November 20, 2018
During the week of November 12, 2018, the University of Wisconsin–Madison hosted prominent social worker, former assistant secretary of Indian affairs in the U.S. Department of the Interior, and Menominee Tribe member Ada Deer, as the first Elder-in-Residence.
Part of a larger initiative to improve the experience of American Indian and Alaskan Native attending UW–Madison while strengthening partnerships between tribal nations and the university, Deer spent a week educating students and providing cultural exchanges. The Culture Keepers/ Elders-in-Residence Program is led by the Native Nations_UW Working Group in partnership with the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, the American Indian Studies Program, University Housing, the Division of Student Life, the Multicultural Student Center and the School of Human Ecology.