Legislative Breakfast

The WIEA Legislative Breakfast is an annual event held by the organization in an effort to strengthen existing relationships between Wisconsin legislators and proponents of Indian education. This year the Breakfast was held Wednesday, February 12, 2020, at the Best Western Premiere Park Hotel in Madison, WI, across from the Capitol.

The breakfast is an opportunity for tribal leaders, educators, students, community members and others to meet with state legislators in an informal setting. This is where issues that are important to Indian Country and Indian education are discussed with lawmakers and state officials.

On Friday, February 12, 2020, a public hearing on Assembly Bills 105, 106, 107 and 109 (our proposed amendments to Wisconsin Act 31) was held before the Wisconsin Assembly Committee on Education beginning at 9:46 am at the Capitol in Madison. Unfortunately, there was no vote on the Bills however, Committee Chairman Rep. Jeremy Theisfeldt committed to working with proponents of the Bills to refine the language and ultimately, move the proposed legislation forward.