In Focus: Connecting to the Land through Indigenous Lens

Instructor Daniel Cornelius ’09 co-taught “Land Education,” part of a first-year interest group that connects students with the land through an Indigenous lens. Offered in the fall semester, students gathered online for virtual classes and in person for outdoor classes. “For Indigenous peoples, the land is always teaching,” says Cornelius, a member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin and an outreach specialist at the Great Lakes Indigenous Law Center in the UW Law School. “Through an Indigenous lens, I’m trying to help students connect to place, so that no matter where they are, they’ll think more deeply about the land and its history.”

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