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Ho-Chunk Nation Flag-Raising on Bascom Hill: Honor, Respect, and Sacrifice

Historic raising of the flag of the Ho-Chunk Nation above Bascom Hall

Event Details

Date
Friday, November 5, 2021
Time
10-10:45 a.m.
Location
Description

On November 5, for the first time in the history of the University of Wisconsin–Madison, the Ho-Chunk Nation flag will fly above Bascom Hall.

We invite you to join us for the historic Ho-Chunk Nation Flag-Raising on Bascom Hill: Honor, Respect, and Sacrifice on Friday, November 5, 2021, at 10:00am – 10:45am. This event is part of an ongoing commitment to moving from ignorance to awareness as we build Our Shared Future with the Ho-Chunk Nation and the other First Nations in Wisconsin.

The event is open to the public, who are welcome to view the ceremony from public spaces on Bascom Hill.

We are honored to welcome members of the Ho-Chunk Nation to campus for this event. Invited dignitaries include Traditional Chief Clayton Winneshiek, Vice President Karena Thundercloud, the Wisconsin Dells Singers and the Sanford WhiteEagle Legion Post 556. Chancellor Blank will offer remarks. We hope to see many of you there.

For more information on this and other events, visit Our Shared Future and the Office of Tribal Relations event calendar.

Program of Events

Friday, November 5, 2021
10:00–10:45 a.m., Bascom Hill

WELCOMING REMARKS
Aaron Bird Bear (Diné/Three Affiliated), Director of Tribal Relations
University of Wisconsin–Madison

INVOCATION
Traditional Chief Clayton Winneshiek, Ho-Chunk Nation

REMARKS
Chancellor Rebecca Blank, University of Wisconsin–Madison

REMARKS ON BEHALF OF THE HO-CHUNK NATION
Vice President Karena Thundercloud, Ho-Chunk Nation

COLOR GUARD
Sanford WhiteEagle Legion Post 556

FLAG SONG
Wisconsin Dells Singers

CLOSING REMARKS
Aaron Bird Bear

Friday, November 5, 2021
4:00–4:30 p.m., Bascom Hill

FLAG-RETREAT REMARKS
Aaron Bird Bear

FLAG SONG
Wisconsin Dells Singers

The public also is invited to view the lowering of the flags at 4 p.m.

Cost
Free

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