History, Culture and Sovereignty Rights of Wisconsin Indians (ACT 31)
October, 2014

For those individuals seeking initial licensure/certification, this seminar is designed to help you comply with the Act 31 legislation required by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

This one-day seminar* includes minority group relations demonstrating knowledge and understanding of the history, culture, and tribal sovereignty of American Indian tribes and bands located in WI.

Friday, October 10, 2014  OR
Saturday, October 11 , 2014
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location:  Lubar Hall room N146, 3202 North Maryland Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53211,
UWM Campus

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This requirement only applies to those individuals seeking initial licensure or certification in the state of WI.  Educational Studies as well as ITP students are exempt from this requirement.  If you have satisfactorily completed American Indian Studies 203, History 263, Anthropology 213, English 276** or completed the ACT 31 Seminar, disregard this page.

All other students (Education Undergraduates, including art and dance majors) will be required to satisfy the ACT 31 criteria by completing courses identified within their programs.  All music majors satisfy ACT 31 through their regular core courses. Please understand that this seminar does not substitute for your 3-credit non-western history requirement.  It only satisfies ACT 31 and is posted on your record in your UWM advisor's office.  Please contact your advisor if you have any questions.

Priority will be given to UWM post-bac students who are completing in the current semester. Please indicate your status on your registration form so that we are aware of your urgency. This seminar carries no credit, but meets the Wisconsin certification requirement. Each seminar participant will receive a certificate at the end of the seminar. There will be a nominal fee of $105 per person to cover the cost of instruction, materials, and lunch.


Enrollment is limited. Confirmed registration is required prior to attending.
To register online, select one of the following seminar dates:

Friday, October 10
Saturday, October 11

If you are unable to attend the current seminar date, and would like to be informed of future offerings, complete the Notification Form. We will put you on the ACT 31 mailing list and notify you via email of the next seminar offering. Upcoming dates for 2015 are yet to be determined.

For additional information, please contact:

Susan Butkovic
Program Manager, Education Outreach


*This ACT 31 seminar was not designed for undergraduate students enrolled in teacher education programs.  Students will meet the ACT 31 WI DPI requirements through their planned program of study. Students with questions should consult with their academic advisor.

*This seminar will satisfy the Human Relations stipulation for those who have completed a comparable, approved educator preparation program in another state.

**The only section of English 276 that will satisfy this requirement is that with the subtitle "History, Literature, and Sovereignty of Wisconsin Tribes."