University of Wisconsin–Madison

Omar Poler (MA’10) featured in article about the hard history of the Ho-Chunk on campus

Omar Poler

UW-Madison is confronting the ugly history of the state’s treatment of the Ho-Chunk people. Much of Madison, and especially the UW-Madison campus, was home to the Ho-Chunk people until a treaty forced them to leave in the 1830s. Alumnus Omar Poler (MA’10) is the American Indian curriculum services coordinator on campus and part of an effort to educate the UW and local communities about the hard history of the land and people in Madison. Read more about the efforts in this Isthmus article.