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November 2019 TEMPO Luncheon

  • November 12, 2019
  • 11:30 AM - 1:15 PM
  • The Madison Club, 5 E. Wilson St., Madison


Please join us on Tuesday, November 12 to hear Omar Poler, American Indian Curriculum Services Coordinator at the Teacher Education Center, UW-Madison School of Education present A Deeper Understanding of the History of Teejop (Four Lakes).  

Please plan to meet at The Madison Club at 11:30 am for networking; lunch will be served at noon.  

Please register by Wednesday, November 6.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is likely the most archaeologically-rich university campus in the United States with 12,000+ years of human settlement.

The Waaksikhommik shoreline of UW-Madison features 11 mound sites and at least 28 human habitation sites.  The city of Madison features much more.  The entirety of Dane County could likely be considered a United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) world heritage site.  This talk will examine our ever-evolving understanding of how humans have lived along the shores of Waaksikhommik (Where The Man Lies, known today as Lake Mendota) in the Teejop region (Four Lakes) for 12,000+ years.

Omar Poler (Sokaogon Ojibwe) serves as American Indian Curriculum Services Coordinator in the Teacher Education Center at the School of Education. He supports the integration of Wisconsin First Nations histories, cultures, and tribal sovereignty in academic instruction required by Wisconsin Act 31. He leads UW-Madison First Nations Cultural Landscape Tours and is involved with campus and community signage projects, including Our Shared Future, a campus-wide effort to increase learning opportunities on UW-Madison’s shared past—and future—with the Ho-Chunk Nation. Previously, he served as Outreach Specialist at the UW-Madison Information School, where he developed the Tribal Libraries, Archives, and Museums Project, an effort to bring indigenous information into LIS education through coursework, service-learning, continuing education, community-building, networking, resource sharing, and long term partnerships with American Indian cultural institutions.

Due to a new position, Aaron Bird Bear is unable to present. 

2nd Chance TEMPOShares

Are you ready to donate, bid and support your TEMPO Foundation? The TEMPO Shares 2nd Chances A Not-so Silent Auction will be held Tuesday, November 12!

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