Land Acknowledgment

Part of a map showing the historic boundaries of Native American nations of the upper Midwest

Wisconsin Public Radio and PBS Wisconsin acknowledge that we occupy or broadcast to the lands of 12 Native Nations. We acknowledge the resilience, ingenuity, and contributions of these nations and their people:

Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
Brothertown Indian Nation
Forest County Potawatomi
Ho-Chunk Nation
Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians
Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians
Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin
Oneida Nation
Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians
Sokaogon Chippewa Community
St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin
Stockbridge-Munsee Community Band of Mohican Indians

They are sovereign nations who have helped build Wisconsin and helped defend the United States. We acknowledge the history of genocide and the forced cessation of their lands throughout Wisconsin and the active effort to exterminate the people and erase their culture. For generations, Native Americans have been — and continue to be — omitted, marginalized and stereotyped in education and media.

We are committed to reflecting diverse perspectives, experiences and identities in all that we do. On air, online and in schools and communities across the state, our education service strives to overcome ignorance with accurate, authentic and inclusive content.

We remain committed to collaborating with First Nations to ensure that their stories and perspectives are authentically included and reflected in Wisconsin’s public media landscape – now and in the future.


Explore First Nation Stories at PBS Wisconsin and WPR News.

The map above shows American Indian treaty lands in 1825. It was created for “The Ways,” a series of stories on culture and language from Native communities around the central Great Lakes. Learn more here.

Wisconsin Public Radio and PBS Wisconsin are services of the Educational Communications Board and Wisconsin Public Media, a division of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Please let us know your thoughts, suggestions and ideas for this evolving statement and the continuation of our work with the tribal communities at

Post Date: December 07, 2022