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ESTHER: Celebrating 20 Years!

Justice, Hope and Action

Past events we'd like to highlight as part of our twentieth anniversary

American Indian Studies in Wisconsin - Faithful Stance for Equity August Meeting

Wednesday, August 16, 2023 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Wisconsin school boards are required to include in the social studies curriculum some instruction in the history, culture, and tribal sovereignty of the federally recognized American Indian tribes and bands located in Wisconsin. The legislature is currently considering revising these curriculum requirements. Brian Ward, our August speaker, is an expert on these issues and can provide helpful background. 

An educator and activist who lives in Teejope (occupied Ho-Chunk Land known as Madison, Wisconsin), Brian has also lived and worked on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, home of the Oglala Lakota Nation. His writing has appeared in The Nation, TruthoutNew PoliticsSocialist WorkerInternational Socialist Review and more. He has also worked with Indigenous people in Guatemala and Peru. His master’s thesis work focused on the representation of Indigenous people in K-12 classrooms.

The presentation will be on Zoom. If you are unable to attend but register in advance, you will be able to view the recording.


Neenah Menasha InterTribal Pow Wow

Saturday, September 16, 2023 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Shattuck Park, Neenah, WI

Be sure to attend the annual InterTribal Pow Wow at Shattuck Park in Neenah. There will be drum groups, dancers, food, and other vendors. You will not want to miss this popular event!

Come early to attend the Neenah Farmers Market and hear Native American musician Clinton Miller.

Sponsored by Neenah Historical SocietyMenasha Historical Society and Neenah-Menasha Intertribal Powwow

More info at the Pow Wow Facebook Page

“We Are Still Here” Celebration

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Saturday, November 4, 2023 - 10:00am - 3:00pm
First Congregational UCC, Fellowship Hall, 724 E South River St, Appleton

First Congregational UCC Appleton’s Indigenous Peoples Allies Committee is excited to invite the Fox Valley community to its inaugural Indigenous celebration. This intergenerational event celebrates the living legacies of our local Indigenous communities. The program features traditional storytelling, an intergenerational art workshop, native dancers, Indigenous artisans offering their wares for purchase, a raffle, favorite foods served at Indigenous celebrations, and more….  All are welcome!


  • 10:00AM – Welcome, Opening of Native Artisan Tables
  • 10:15AM-12:00PM – Indian Story Stick Project (children & youth, age 5-10, must be accompanied by an adult)
  • 12:00PM – Traditional Indigenous food
  • 1:00-1:45PM – Youth Smoke Dancers
  • 2:15-2:45PM – Native American Storytelling
  • 3:00PM – Drawing winners announced

Activities & lunch are free, but please pre-register for the Story Stick Workshop by calling the church office at 920-733-7393.

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