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Northwoods Native American students learn about health care jobs in MadisonSubmitted: 04/25/2019
Dan Hagen
Dan Hagen
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Northwoods Native American students learn about health care jobs in Madison
LAC DU FLAMBEAU - About 40 Native American middle school students from Lac Du Flambeau Public School left for Madison Thursday. The students will be going to the 15th annual UW Indigenous Health and Wellness Days.

The event will allow students to learn about different health care jobs and let them tour the UW-Madison campus.

Lac Du Flambeau Public School teacher Brook Kmiecik said this will help Native American college students stay in school. 

"When the students see the professionals, it becomes more of a reality for them," said Kmiecik. "These programs where they're actually going into colleges and they're getting tours, it's going to make them more comfortable."


The students will get to meet Native American doctors and nurses on various panels. Saturday they will get a tour of Camp Randall stadium to learn about health care jobs in sports.

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