The Indian Leader would like to welcome Jolona Shield-Dzakic to the Haskell family as the Head Softball Coach for Haskell Indian Nations University (HINU)! Jolana was born and raised in Lawrence, Kansas. She is an alumni student of Lawrence High School, where she was awarded 6A Sunflower All-Conference and 6A
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 name
A small group of Indigenous students gathered in peaceful protest at the Kansas City Chiefs home game at Arrowhead stadium on November 3. The group consisted of Haskell Indian Nations University students : Junior Laravie, Broderick Roberts, Alisha Numan, Kayla Bointy and one KU student and HINU Alumni, Michael Redbear.
“To be born American Indian today is to have survived a holocaust of a very particular kind, one whose evidence is everywhere, all the time.” -Dina Gilio-Whitaker On Wednesday Oct.4th, over 40 students marched down Massachusetts Street, The students were joined with staff and local tribal people, all carrying and
Cast: Rod Rondeaux, Sarah Podemski, Zahn Mclarnon Director: Sterlin Harjo Mekko is a thriller and a must see, infused with Muskogee tradition and folklore mixed with modern street life. Mekko tells the tale of a man recently released from prison after 19 years. He finds camaraderie with a community of
Editor’s Note: On Thursday, March 7, Acting President of Haskell Indian Nations University, Dr. Dan Wildcat, released an official statement on the previous night’s events. We have updated this story to include the full text below. We have also updated the text of the original piece for clarity and to