American Indian Studies (AIS) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison focuses on the history, culture, languages, and experiences of Native peoples in the United States. Established in 1972, AIS links American Indian students, the University, and Indian Tribes. American Indian Studies offers academic and institutional support to Indian students while they study at UW–Madison. AIS 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, American Indian Studies 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.