Direct deposits of $1,000 are showing up in student bank accounts today as part of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSA) which passed in January 2021. The aid comes as Haskell Indian Nations University (HINU) approaches a full year of online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. InContinue 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

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

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

Acting Athletic Director Gary Tanner said Haskell Indian Nations University (HINU) won’t have student sports again until students are allowed to return to campus, but in the meantime the department is receiving a lot of support from university president Ronald Graham who is facilitating many of the department’s improvements. TannerContinue Reading