Editorial: First Nations Heritage Tour

Editorial: First Nations Heritage Tour

MADISON, Wis. - One of the more enjoyable aspects of celebrating the Madison Community Foundation's Seventy-fifth Anniversary is recognizing and appreciating the depth of the foundation's imprint on our community.

It is often under-appreciated, much like the influence of the Native people of the First Nations who originally called Dane County home.

In announcing the Community Foundation's sixth monthly Year of Giving gift of $65,000 to establish the First Nations Heritage Tour, president Bob Sorge said "We wanted to make a difference for the many entities that steward the unique natural and cultural treasures that make Madison so special."

Those entities include the American Indian Curriculum Services and Ho Chunk Nation.

The first-of-its-kind, place-based educational walk and signage will "encourage awareness and appreciation for contemporary First Nations culture." Like this year of giving has engendered appreciation for the extraordinary community impact of the Madison Community Foundation.

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