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Amer­i­can Indian Stud­ies (AIS) works to fos­ter an envi­ron­ment in which the uni­ver­sity com­mu­nity can dis­cover, exam­ine, and appre­ci­ate the cul­tures, tra­di­tions, and val­ues that reflect the many con­tri­bu­tions Amer­i­can Indi­ans have made and con­tinue to make to the qual­ity of life in con­tem­po­rary soci­ety. Amer­i­can Indian Stud­ies pro­vides infor­ma­tion, refer­ral, and con­sul­ta­tion to stu­dents, fac­ulty, staff, and cit­i­zens through­out the state. A major focus of AIS is to facil­i­tate the devel­op­ment of lead­er­ship among Indian stu­dents to enhance their aca­d­e­mic suc­cess and assist them in becom­ing involved in con­tribut­ing to their com­mu­ni­ties. An essen­tial com­po­nent of our mis­sion is to focus atten­tion and direct the resources of the Uni­ver­sity of Wis­con­sin to improve the lives of Wis­con­sin Indian people.