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Language and Culture

UW students have few opportunities to develop an appreciation of Native cultures and the efforts of Native Nations to maintain those cultures in the face of colonization and globalization. Faculty, staff, and students will benefit from more opportunities (through classes, research, and outreach) to learn about the pressures that Native people face, especially with regard to their languages. UW-Madison, Colleges and Extension should offer resources and expertise to support language revitalization where requested. Shared knowledge from differing worldviews enhances deep understanding and generates innovative solutions to contemporary issues.

Monica Macaulay
Language and Culture Lead
Professor Department of Linguistics