Education through Ecological Restoration – Department of Planning and Landscape Architecture

Earth Partnership IAS receives University-Community Partnership Award!

[L-R] Dr. Earlise Ward introduces Cheryl Bauer-Armstrong and Michelle Cloud with a University-Community Partnership Award, presented by UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank

Every year, the UW-Madison recognizes exemplary partnerships that embody the WI Idea of university-community collaboration. This year, Earth Partnership Indigenous Arts and Sciences was one of seven projects across the entire campus that was selected for this honor. Dr. Earlise Ward (School of Nursing and Morgridge Center for Public Service Director) and Chancellor Rebecca Blank presented the awards at the Chancellor’s home on June 26.

Earth Partnership Director Cheryl Bauer-Armstrong and Ho-Chunk Nation Cultural and Community Education Division Manager Michelle Cloud accepted the award on behalf the entire IAS initiative, which include these partners:

Earth Partnership

Cheryl Bauer-Armstrong, Maria Moreno, Claire Bjork, Rachel Byington, Jessie Conaway

Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians

Naomi Tillison, Stephanie Julian, Edith Leoso, Lori Lemieux, Dylan Jennings, Joe Rose

Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa

Chad Abel, Alex Breslav, Marvin Defoe, Frank Montano, Reggie Cadotte

Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa

Amber Marlow, Dennis White, Sue Menzel, Mike Heim, Janine McNulty

Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa

Brian Gauthier, Larry Wawronowicz, Celeste Hockings, Leon Valliere

Ho-Chunk Nation

Michelle Cloud, Bethany Redbird


Earth Partnership previously received a University-Community Partnership award for woodland restoration education in partnership with Georgia Gomez-Ibañez (Cambridge School Forest).


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