WiLS and the iSchool are working with the Center for Digital Scholarship and Curation at Washington State University to establish Mukurtu Midwest, a regional hub participating in the Mukurtu Hubs & Spokes project. The hub aims to provide support and training in Mukurtu to tribal and non-tribal cultural heritage institutions in the Western Great Lakes region. 

The Mukurtu Midwest hub is coordinated by Erin F.H. Hughes, Mukurtu Hub Manager at WiLS. The hub's primary advisors are Omar Poler, creator of the Tribal Libraries, Archives, and Museums Project and American Indian Curriculum Services Coordinator at the Universit of Wisconsin-Madison School of Education, and Emily Pfotenhauer, Community Liaison and Service Specialist at WiLS. Erin, Omar, and Emily are dedicated to a community-driven approach to preserving and sharing Indigenous heritage in the Western Great Lakes.

This Mukurtu Midwest site is a space for people new to Mukurtu CMS to get hands-on experience with the CMS and to learn more about its features and functions. This site is also used for training and workshops.

If you are interested in trying Mukurtu or learning more about its features and functions you can:

  • look around and explore the Mukurture Midwest site;
  • read and watch the materials on how to use Mukurtu CMS at support.mukurtu.org
  • request a user account or contact Erin F.H. Hughes, Mukurtu Hub Manager. 


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