College students participate in a special training about indigenous peoples

On Saturday education students from UW-La had a special training about indigenous peoples.

Forty-one students took part in the day-long event that focused on Wisconsin Act 31.

It’s a law that requires state educators to provide instruction on the history, culture, and sovereignty of Wisconsin’s American Indian nations and tribal communities.

The training included a background on Native American history and how to incorporate it into the classroom.

“It can be taught in so many different ways, there was one instance where we were talking about incorporating wigwams, and how we can incorporate how different nations live also in different homes, than just those wigwams,” Maria Pechacek, a future educator, said.

UW-L officials say they are the fist and only university to hold the day long Act 31 training for its students.

This training is normally done with educators who are already in the field.

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