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University of Minnesota to Launch Living Learning Community for Dakota Language Learners
University of Minnesota is launching next fall a Living Learning Community (LLC) called the Dakota Language House, for students looking to learn the Dakota language, US News reported. The American Indian studies department and the Dakota Language Program collaborated to develop the house. “To speak the language is to literally breathe life into the language […]
April 5, 2021
Some Tribal Colleges Are Growing Amid the Pandemic
A handful of tribal colleges are growing during the pandemic. Eight schools had an uptick in first-time student enrollment.
March 18, 2021
2021 Emerging Scholars: Dr. Olivia Chilcote
As a member of the Luiseño, San Luis Rey Band of Mission Indians, Dr. Olivia Chilcote has aimed to use her privilege in academia to address the issues and needs of the community.
January 19, 2021
University of Minnesota Initiative Seeks to Face School’s Fraught History with Tribal Nations
A new University of Minnesota initiative seeks to reckon with the school’s tumultuous history with tribal nations and teach people about racial justice, Star Tribune reported. The Minnesota Transform initiative will work with Black, Indigenous and immigrant people to present stories, “revitalize” Indigenous languages and report – together with the tribes – on the school’s […]
January 14, 2021
Indigenous Scholars Celebrate Rep. Deb Haaland’s Nomination for Secretary of the Interior
Indigenous scholars are celebrating President-elect Joe Biden’s nomination of U.S. Rep. Deb Haaland for secretary of the interior. A Democratic Congresswoman from New Mexico, Haaland would be the first Native American in the position.
December 30, 2020
Institute of American Indian Arts Creates “Virtual Reservation” Exhibit
The Institute of American Indian Arts is now running the second of two virtual exhibits featuring seniors’ artwork, called “Virtual Reservation.” It’s a collaboration between faculty, IT staff and students using software from Ortelia Interactive, an Australian company.
December 18, 2020
San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Donates $14 Million to Claremont Graduate University for Health Studies Center
The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians has donated $14 million to Claremont Graduate University for a research center focusing on physical and mental-health challenges in underserved and tribal communities, Daily Bulletin reported. The Yuhaaviatam Center for Health Studies will be housed in the Huntley Bookstore on the Claremont Colleges’ campus. The $14 million will […]
December 9, 2020
U.S. House Approves Bill to Give Lumbee Tribe Federal Recognition
The U.S. House has approved the Lumbee Recognition Act, a bill to give the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina federal recognition, WBTW reported. The bill will now go to the Senate after House approval for the bill came Monday afternoon. The Lumbee Recognition Act “would give Lumbee Tribe members access to services and benefits provided […]
November 17, 2020
Native American Studies Programs Focus on Leadership Development, Community Building
Native American studies departments and programs in higher education do more than just teach about the oppression of Native Americans in U.S. history. They are working to preserve indigenous cultures by introducing and expanding coursework that offers strong ties to community building.
November 13, 2020
Digitizing Indigenous Languages: Scholars Use Technology To Preserve Their Native Languages
About 300 distinct Indigenous languages flourished among Native American nations before European colonizers set foot in what would become the U.S. Today, only about a third of those languages exist. Of those, about 90% are at risk of becoming extinct by 2050, according to the National Congress of American Indians.
November 12, 2020
Meet the Native Scholar Helping Tribal Communities Through Interdisciplinary Research
Dr. Elizabeth Rule’s current work focuses on a topic close to her heart: the rights of indigenous women. In it, she explores the intersection of Native American/First Nations women’s reproductive rights, gendered violence and missing and murdered indigenous women.
November 12, 2020
Institutions Celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day
Oct. 12 marks the federal holiday of Columbus Day. However, given explorer Christopher Columbus’ ties to colonization, racism and enslavement, many cities and states have instead chosen to observe Indigenous Peoples Day. To honor the history of Native Americans, four-year universities and community colleges across the country held virtual Indigenous Peoples Day celebrations.
October 13, 2020
DeVos Announces $24 Million In Grants to Expand Education Choice for Native American Students
The U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced that 40 new grant awards totaling $24 million will be used to help expand education options for American Indian and Alaska Native students over the next 3-5 years. The Accessing Choices in Education (ACE) grants are designed to help Native American communities learn new skills through different […]
October 1, 2020
San Antonio College Removes Mascot That Represented ‘Oppressive Force’
San Antonio College has decided to remove its ‘Ranger’ mascot after campus groups campaigned for its removal for more than a year. Advocates for the removal of the mascot said it represented the Texas Rangers who have brutalized Mexican Americans, Native Americans and members of the Black community. “For generations, the Rangers were an oppressive […]
July 15, 2020
California Senate Approves Bill Requiring State Universities to Implement Ethnic Studies Course Requirement
Beginning next fall, all California State Universities will implement a three-unit ethnic studies course as part of a graduation requirement for all students, according to Mustang News. On Thursday, the California Senate approved the Assembly Bill 1460 to establish an ethnic studies course focused on Native Americans, African Americans, Asian Americans and Latinx Americans. If […]
June 26, 2020
After Anti-Racism Protests, UNLV Removes Statue, Dartmouth to Remove Weather Vane
Dartmouth College will replace a weather vane that “represents an offensive image of a Native American” and the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) has removed the statue of its mascot that many say is connected to the Confederacy. These actions come amid anti-racism protests in the wake of the death of George Floyd due […]
June 17, 2020
U of Alaska President Apologizes for Comments on Diversity
University of Alaska president Jim Johnsen on Tuesday apologized for not acknowledging “my own white privilege” in what many said were his tone deaf recent comments on diversity, reported KTVA. His comments were criticized by many faculty at the University of Alaska system. The university’s faculty union called for his resignation for these comments and […]
June 17, 2020
Protestors Tear Down Controversial Pioneer Statues at U of Oregon
As protests against systemic racism continue around the country, activists on Saturday tore down two ‘pioneer’ statues on the University of Oregon campus that many say represent a legacy of the murder of Native Americans, reported KLCC. Following the toppling of the statues, the university issued a statement saying it does not condone what happened, […]
June 15, 2020
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