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Aaron Bird Bear

Aaron Bird Bear

Content knowledge of American Indian Studies, place-based experiential learning, and higher education student affairs.

Assistant Dean, Student Diversity Programs, School of Education School of Education Work: 608-262-8427 — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page Twitter: @abirdbear


  • Developed the place-based, experiential learning First Nations Cultural Landscape Tour that examines the 12,000-year human story of Teejop (Madison, WI).
  • Act 31 and American Indian Studies knowledge for the teaching and learning of the histories, cultures, and tribal sovereignty of the First Nations of WI.
  • Recruitment and retention of historically underrepresented student populations in higher education.


  • Created website for K-12 education to support the teaching of the histories, culture and tribal sovereignty of the 12 First Nations of WI.
  • Received the 2019 Madison Trust for Historic Preservation Award in recognition of Preservation Advocacy for the First Nations Cultural Landscape tour.
  • The First Nations Cultural Landscape tour has been featured in articles and videos by Wisconsin Public Television, Madison Magazine, and the Isthmus.