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Cooweeja Native and Indigenous Affinity Group

A Wisconsin Alumni Association Group

Our purpose is to build an inclusive local community of UW alumni and supporters united by Badger pride, spirit, and the desire to advance UW–Madison’s positive impact on the world.


The WAA: Cooweeja Native and Indigenous Affinity Group strives to use creative, innovative, and community-suggested programs to assist alumni and students in preserving their diverse cultural values. We serve to advance the mission of the Wisconsin Alumni Association and the university by advocating for Native and Indigenous participation, access, and utilization of resources. Furthermore, we honor the motto of the state with our group name — “Cooweeja” — meaning “Forward” in the Ho-Chunk language.

Join our Affinity Group Celebration on August 3, when Badgers of all ages will gather on campus for family-friendly fun. Learn more and RSVP by July 31.

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