Tragedy swept through the Haskell Indian Nations University (HINU) community on May 9th as individuals woke up to news that a tipi erected to honor HINU spring 2020 graduates burned down earlier that morning. HINU security had contacted the Douglas County Emergency Communications Center at 4:35 am and the Lawrence-DouglasContinue Reading

April 20 — Elections were held for the 2020-2021 Student Government Association (SGA) executive board through google forms. The results were announced later that day. Congratulations to the new Haskell Indian Nations University SGA executive board! President, Ahnawake Toyekoyah Executive Vice President, William Wilkinson Chief of Staff, Jakoby Stump ViceContinue Reading

Governments at every level are searching for ways to make voting accessible during the COVID-19 pandemic. The disbursement of Haskell Indian Nations University (HINU) students during pandemic efforts necessitated an online option to elect the 2020-2021 executive board for the Student Government Association (SGA). The election, which took place throughContinue Reading

South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem has criticized both the Cheyenne River and Pine Ridge reservations for “unlawful” checkpoints set up as pandemic response efforts to the threat of COVID-19. Noem addressed letters to the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe and Oglala Sioux Tribe May 8 confronting them for establishing checkpoints onContinue Reading

Fewer Native American and Alaska Native students are going to college. Data collected by the National Center for Education Statistics show national enrollment numbers for Native Americans and Alaska Natives have dropped 30.8% from 2009-10 to 2017-18 (12-month enrollment). Haskell Indian Nations University (HINU) 2009-2019 fall enrollment numbers follow theContinue Reading

Co-written by Hayley Wells and Jenna Makes Good. Food insecurity and poor diet contribute to many health issues facing Native people today.  Growing healthy food at home can help close nutritional gaps. There are only a few things that need to be known in order to successfully yield your ownContinue Reading

Ingredients 3 lbs moose roast  3 cup beef broth  3 yellow onions 2 cup celery  4-5 potatoes  3 large carrots  6 cloves garlic  1/2 stick butter  1/4 cup salt 1/4 cup pepper 1 Tbsp chili powder 1 Tbsp cornstarch  Fresh rosemary Fresh thyme Instructions 1. If frozen let roast sitContinue Reading

What does it mean to be Native? Well, most would think feathers, pow wows, drumming and living in teepees. Now Natives are all different; we come from different tribes and blood quantum. But we have been letting the idea of Blood Quantum control our ideas of what “Native” is. WeContinue Reading