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Native Nations UW-Madison Initiative

In May 2016, the Provosts of UW-Madison, University of Wisconsin Colleges, and University of Wisconsin Extension collectively authorized a new initiative: the Native Nations_UW (NN_UW) Working Group. The NN_UW Working Group was convened to partner with the Native Nations in Wisconsin on efforts to improve health services, preserve the environment, develop local economies, strengthen families, and expand educational opportunities. NN_UW acknowledges and supports the overall goal of strengthening Tribal sovereignty. With that in mind, the Native Nations and communities in Wisconsin and the NN_UW Working Group created the NN_UW Strategic Plan to work towards more respectful and reciprocal partnerships. The goal of the plan is to work with Wisconsin Native Nations to conduct research and educational networks with Tribes.