Joseph Singh and Jamie Colvin are leaving legacies as Indian Leader staff writers behind after completing their bachelors degrees over the summer semester. Singh has written many stories for the Haskell Indian Nations University’s (HINU) student newspaper — roughly 40 articles and around 23,000 words! Singh’s articles have included commentaries,Continue Reading

As a student at Haskell Indian Nations University (HINU) I don’t want my concerns swept under the rug because “it’s just $475”, and “where are you going to find a better deal for your education?” This kind of thinking shouldn’t be used to invalidate student concerns. Students at HINU haveContinue Reading

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

A Haskell Indian Nations University (HINU) student was vacated from the university dorms during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic over allegations of intimidation and harassment of a Haskell employee without due process to appeal the decision.  HINU athlete Russell Parker received a HINU Action Notice for an Emergency LevelContinue Reading