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Diversity and Inclusion Lunch & Learn: First Nations in Wisconsin

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This diversity and inclusion lunch and learn session will give the history of the first nations in Wisconsin.

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This session will include an overview of the First Nations of what is now known as Wisconsin along with an opportunity to explore native communities present in the Wausau area.

Presented by Christine Munson.

Chris Munson is a member of the Oneida Nation and currently resides in Stevens Point with her family. After graduating from Mosinee high school, Chris earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology with minors in Chemistry and Environmental Science from UW Green Bay. In 2016, she completed a Master of Science in Education for Student Affairs Administration from UW La Crosse.

Chris sits on the governance board for the Point of Discovery School, a public charter school of the Stevens Point School District which models expeditionary learning. She is also on the state board of the Wisconsin American Civil Liberties Union. Since 2009 Chris has worked in various roles at Northcentral Technical College, all related to supporting students. She currently serves as the Director of Advising & Student Success and also assists with the College’s equity and inclusion initiatives.

Chris’ experiences through K-12 and into post-secondary have shaped her and ingrained the importance of creating spaces for students to feel safe, understood, and heard. Her work and personal endeavors focus on sharing information, amplifying voices, making connections, and expressing gratitude.

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