The American Indian Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison focuses on the history, culture, languages, and experiences of Native peoples in the United States. Established in 1972, the program links American Indian students, the University, and Indian Tribes. The American Indian Studies Program offers academic and institutional support to Indian students while they study at UW– Madison. The program gives students opportunities to develop close relationships with scholars in their major field through classwork, community outreach, and social activities. American Indian Studies sponsors an annual traditional storytelling event, academic conferences, and mentoring opportunities. From courses in over ten major departments, to community and tribal outreach, to the Annual Evenings of American Indian Storytelling, the American Indian Studies Program is among the most active and respected centers of its kind in the nation. Our faculty have numerous awards, publications, and grants to their credit, and our students have become tribal judges, attorneys, teachers, and social workers in Wisconsin and beyond.