Information on the Closure of the Waukesha Campus
UWM at Waukesha will close after the Spring 2025 semester.

UWM’s College of General Studies received a major grant from Wisconsin Humanities. The upcoming project, headed by Professor Gregg Jamison, “Exploring Native American Cultures and Lived Experiences in Wisconsin: past, present, and future,” support the Wisconsin Humanities’ mission to strengthen the roots of community life through educational and cultural programs that inspire civic participation and individual imagination.

College of General Studies – Wisconsin Humanities Grant Contact

Gregg Jamison
Associate Professor of Anthropology

With the aid of this grant, the College of General Studies (CGS) has developed an innovative, experiential, and multi-disciplinary project to promote awareness and understanding of Native American cultures and lived experiences in Wisconsin. The project will specifically focus on Native American cultural diversity in Wisconsin, past and present, and aims to provide unique learning opportunities for CGS students, staff, and the communities we serve. Though the College of General Studies and UW-Milwaukee have students, faculty, and staff who will contribute to programs, all will directly involve and emphasize indigenous participants, voices, and perspectives. 

Funded in part by a grant from Wisconsin Humanities, with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Wisconsin Humanities strengthens our democracy through educational and cultural programs that build connections and understanding among people of all backgrounds and beliefs throughout the state.

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this project do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Public engagement is a major goal of the program and will be supported by partnerships with the Waukesha County Historical Society, the Waukesha County 4-H Program, the Southeast Wisconsin Festival of Books, and others.

The project consists of six programs scheduled to take place from August through December 2022, primarily on the UWM at Waukesha campus. Check out the program line up below.

September 24, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
UWM at Waukesha Field Station
Experience archaeology and learn about Native American cultural resources at the UWM at Waukesha Field Station. Participate in archaeological surveys and excavations, see real artifacts, bring artifacts for identification, make stone tools and pottery, and learn about Wisconsin’s rich past and indigenous peoples and cultures. All are welcome to attend!
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Various dates and times
In-person and virtual
Louis V. Clark III is an award-winning indigenous poet and author. We’ll distribute free copies of the book to registered participants ahead of time and encourage them to participate in one of the reading circle discussions (either in person or virtual) on different dates and times.
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October 26, 7 p.m.
UWM at Waukesha – Room N133 or via Zoom
We’re excited to welcome the author of How to Be an Indian in the 21st Century in person for an evening conversation! Join us in person at 7 p.m. in Room N133 or join virtually.
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November 3, 7 p.m.
UWM at Waukesha – Hub Stage
Join us for a cultural performance by Michael Laughing Fox Charette, an Ojibwe Artist and Storyteller. This performance will take place at the UWM at Waukesha campus.
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November 5, 10:15 a.m.-11:15 p.m.
UWM at Waukesha – Room N125
As part of the Southeast Wisconsin Festival of Books, there will be an Indigenous Authors Panel featuring Louis V. Clark III, Kimberly Blaeser, and Matthew L. Fletcher. This will take place at the UWM at Waukesha campus in Room N125.
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November 17, 12 p.m.-1 p.m.
UWM at Waukesha – Room C101
Join us for a panel discussion on “Connecting the Past with the Present: Historical and Contemporary Issues Among Wisconsin’s Native American Tribes and Nations.” Panelists include Renee Gralewicz (retired, UWC Fox Valley), UWM at Waukesha student, Makayla Brame, and other special guests.
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