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Michelle Cloud

Outreach Specialist

Earth Partnership | Department of Planning and Landscape Architecture

Hometown: Black River Falls, Wisconsin

Michelle Cloud is an enrolled member of the Ho-Chunk Nation and serves as the Nation’s Principal Investigator for the UW-Madison Indigenous Arts & Sciences program for the past 8 years. She is a nationally trained Seeking Educational Equity & Diversity (S.E.E.D.) facilitator and has led educator and community based social justice groups for the past decade in several school districts and communities in what is now known as Wisconsin. Michelle holds three degrees but she considers the lifelong cultural knowledge she learned from her elders and sacred knowledge keepers as her proudest achievement.


So You Think You Need a Land Acknowledgement?

The workshop will promote awareness and understanding of Ho-Chunk cultural traditions and norms that focus on the connection between Ho-Chunk people and our natural world. As the original stewards of this land, the Ho-Chunk people have relied on their sacred language, rich oral history and native approach to learning to demonstrate their understanding, care, and commitment to Grandmother Earth.