Ho-Chunk Nation seeks to develop Indian teachers

The Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin is working with a local public school district to increase the number of Indian teachers.

Forest Funmaker, the tribe's education director, hopes the program will increase the number of Ho-Chunk language teachers. A proposal is being sent to the state Department of Public Instruction for consideration.

"It's not like we're trying to say a non-native teacher wouldn't be as effective," Funmaker told The Baraboo News-Republic, "but what we find is after years of trying to integrate someone new into our community, they don't stay.

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