2019 - 2020 LEGISLATURE
March 22, 2019 - Introduced by Joint Legislative Council. Referred to Committee
on Education.
AB105,1,2 1An Act to create 115.28 (56) of the statutes; relating to: model academic
2standards for American Indian studies.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill is explained in the Notes provided by the Joint Legislative Council in
the bill.
For further information see the state fiscal estimate, which will be printed as
an appendix to this bill.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
Joint Legislative Council prefatory note: This bill was prepared for the Joint
Legislative Council's Special Committee on State-Tribal Relations.
The state superintendent of public instruction oversees a process of developing,
approving, and revising academic standards. These standards serve as models for
possible incorporation by a local school district.
This bill requires the state superintendent to develop model academic standards
for American Indian studies. These standards must address certain historical and
contemporary information that pupils are expected to know. At a minimum, this
information must include significant events, tribal sovereignty, and culture relating to
the federally recognized tribes and bands located in Wisconsin.
The standards are to be developed in consultation with the Wisconsin Indian
Education Association, Inc.
1Section 1. 115.28 (56) of the statutes is created to read:
AB105,2,52 115.28 (56) American Indian studies; model academic standards. In
3consultation with Wisconsin Indian Education Association, Inc., develop model
4academic standards for American Indian studies under which pupils are expected to
5know contemporary and historical information related to at least all of the following:
AB105,2,76 (a) Significant events related to federally recognized American Indians tribes
7and bands located in this state.
AB105,2,98 (b) Tribal sovereignty of federally recognized American Indian tribes and bands
9located in this state.
AB105,2,1110 (c) The culture of federally recognized American Indian tribes and bands
11located in this state.
AB105,2,1212 (End)