Feb. 18, 2021 — Haskell Indian Nations University (HINU) received a directive from the Bureau of Indian Education containing new bureau guidelines regarding email signatures, practicable at the discretion of HINU president, Ronald Graham, EdD. In addition to the included template, the directive said, “Please refrain from including quotes orContinue Reading

Native American and Alaska Native communities nationwide have disproportionally been impacted by COVID-19 according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In Douglas County, the Native community is experiencing COVID-19 case rates 24% higher than the lawrence community’s total average according to data by Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health.Continue Reading

Congratulations HINU Summer Graduate Class of 2020! 2-Year Degrees Associate of Arts, Liberal Arts Natalya Smiley B. McMillian Associate of Arts, Social Work Nicole Charley Associate of Science, Recreation and Fitness Management Terris Trey Fields 4-Year Degrees Bachelor of Arts, Indigenous and American Indian Studies Hailee Vera Birdtail, Cum LaudeContinue Reading

The University of Kansas Center of Research, Inc. (KUCR) is undergoing a 6-month resolution period after the National Science Foundation (NSF) Office of Inspector General (OIG) delivered a final audit report questioning $1,550,054 in direct and indirect costs claimed by KUCR on their Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR)Continue Reading

Congratulations HINU Fall Graduate Class of 2020! 2-Year Degrees Associate of Arts, Communication Studies Jakoby Stump William Wilkinson, Cum Laude Associate of Arts, Media Communication Sarah-Pearl Hall Associate of Arts, Liberal Arts Tristian Antonio, Cum Laude Tiffany Berryhill, Magna Cum Laude Joseph Cesspooch, Cum Laude Kylee Coulston Taiyah Duran RandyContinue Reading

Jan. 6, 2021 — Demolition began as part of President Ronald Graham’s promise to create a new “Student One Stop Shop”. Haskell Indian Nations University’s East and West Portable Buildings were demolished to make way for three new additions. Mona Franklin, Public Information Officer, said the old buildings were beingContinue Reading

In 2012, MaxPreps reported that “Indians” was the #4 most popular mascot for Kansas high schools. Today, nearly 1 out of every 10 schools in the Kansas State High School Activities Association (KSHSAA) appropriates Native imagery or culture. It’s not just the schools with “Indians” mascots; it’s also the “Chieftains”,Continue Reading

Gillis Miller Jr. was born to Gillis and Loraine Miller on November 7, 1950 and passed from this life on November 13, 2020 at the age of 70. Gillis was Wichita and Comanche. His Wichita grandparents being Houston and Belle (Caley) Miller. His Comanche grandparents being Allen and Ada (Yellowfish)Continue Reading

The Indian Leader is celebrating students and recent alumni who are taking their education and skillsets and applying them to their Tribal Communities. One such student is Michael King who graduates this semester, and has just been elected President of the San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe.  Please give Your name, Tribe(s), and community   My nameContinue Reading