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Adaptation & Mitigation: Wisconsin

An animated overview of strategies for addressing climate change with examples of actions that humans can take as individuals and as a society.

Extreme Heat: Milwaukee, WI

Elijah Furquan channels his creativity as a spoken word artist into giving voice to the effects of extreme heat on his urban community.

Farming: Bangor, WI

Kyle Niedfeldt Zenz shares about the challenges pests and disease pose to raising crops on her family’s farm.

Fly Fishing: Viroqua, WI

Peter Cozad, a fly fishing guide, talks about the increasing frequency of severe weather events that are impacting trout streams.

Forestry: Neopit, WI

Marshall Pecore describes the forest’s economic and cultural value to the Menominee and invasive species that now threaten the forest’s health.

Ice Fishing: Madison, WI

Tom and Norma Marchant share about their enjoyment of winter ice fishing season, which is being made shorter by warming temperatures.

Phenology: Baraboo, WI

Nina Leopold Bradley talks about how keeping records of the changing timing of plant and animal life cycles makes climate change visible.

Sugaring: Athens, WI

Kat Becker and Tony Schultz recount the seasonal practice of maple sugaring and how changing conditions impact the sap supply.

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The Ways Educator Guides

Clan Mother: Healing the Community

Molly Miller, a Stockbridge-Munsee Community elder reflects on healing from trauma and caring for her community.

Hunting Deer: Sharing the Harvest

Greg “Biskakone” Johnson, a member of the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa hunts honoring traditional ways.

Lady Thunderhawks: Leading the Way

Jessica House of the Oneida Nation infuses the values of her culture into her role leading her school’s basketball team.

Lake Superior Whitefish: Carrying on a Family Tradition

The Petersons, members of the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa share their experiences with treaty fishing.

Language Apprentice: Bringing Back the Ho-Chunk Language

Arlene Thunder Blackdeer learns and teaches the Ho-Chunk language to connect and strengthen the community.

Living Language: Menominee Language Revitalization

Ron Corn Jr. teaches his youngest daughter the Menominee language to ensure it lives on in the next generation.

Manoomin: Food that Grows on the Water

Fred Ackley Jr. of the Sokaogon Chippewa Community of Mole Lake harvests wild rice.

Powwow Trail: Keeping the Beat

Dylan Jennings, a member of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa provides insight into contemporary powwows.

Prayers in a Song: Learning Language Through Hip-Hop

Tall Paul (Paul Wenell Jr.) of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe raps about language learning and his Native identity.

Spearfishing: A Living History

Jason Bisonette of the Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe practices spearfishing as part of his culture.

Waadookodaading: Ojibwe Language Immersion School

Waadookodaading educators integrate the tradition of sugaring into the curriculum to support Ojibwe language learning.

Warriors Boxing: Fighting for Our People

Mark Antonio Daniels Jr., a member of the Forest County Potawatomi continues a longstanding boxing tradition.

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“I absolutely LOVE The Ways! Great modern resource to add to any lesson when talking about Native Americans.”

Casey Ineichen
Library Media Specialist, Monona Grove School District