Chenault Inducted into KU Women’s Hall of Fame

Haskell President, Dr. Venida Chenault was inducted into the University of Kansas Women’s Hall of Fame on Wednesday, April 13th at the Annual Women’s Recognition and Awards Banquet hosted by the Emily Taylor Center for Women and Gender Equality. “I’m honored to be recognized and to join other KU women of distinction who have made significant Read More …

Students pre-enroll this week

Students have started pre-enrolling for classes for the summer and fall semesters. As pre-enrollment continues through the week, students are comparing this year’s enrollment to previous year’s enrollment. Caroline Wiseman talks about her experience with enrollment. “When you first get here, it sucks because freshman are the last to choose and it goes in alphabetical order Read More …

J.K. Rowling features Native Americans in new stories on Pottermore

J.K. Rowling, famous for her books about the young wizard Harry Potter, has come under some controversy with her new four-part series of short stories The History of Magic in North America. Within the series, Rowling lays out how magic came to be in North America alongside big historical events like white conflict with Native Americans and the Salem witch trials. Read More …

Haskell Foundation update

“Seek, encourage, receive, and manage gifts, grants, and bequests for the benefit of Haskell Indian Nation University” is the purpose of the Haskell Foundation. Marisa Mendoza, Executive Director of the foundation stated that they received about $6,500 during fall semester through online donations. “I would probably say that 90% were from non-Indian people.” She then Read More …

Haskell students committed to promoting higher education

The Rising Nation Initiative (RNI) is a group of Haskell students who are joining together to help Native youth explore higher education opportunities. The group has been busy project planning and fund-raising in order to travel throughout Indian Country to encourage Native youth to attend college by sharing personal experiences as Native college students. Kennidee Read More …

Election 2016: Ted Cruz, Republican

Ted Cruz is a republican candidate from Texas running for President of the United States. He was born in Canada to an American mother and a Cuban father, but was raised in Houston. He attended Princeton graduating with honors and Harvard school of law graduating with high honors. After law school he became the first Hispanic law Read More …

Educating Native Students

Haskell student, Nathen Fraley graduated from Riverside Indian School, the oldest and largest off-reservation Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) boarding school in the United States. Fraley now wants to give back to his community and encourage young Native Riverside students to continue their education. Fraley and Haskell students, Kennidee Boyer and Chris Sindone, want to travel to speak to Read More …

Election 2016: Bernie Sanders, Democrat

In the coming issues, The Indian Leader will be providing information on party candidate platforms highlighting issues that impact Indian Country.   Democratic Candidate of the Week Bernie Sanders is a registered Independent running as a Democratic candidate for President of the United States. He grew up and went to school in New York before finishing Read More …

Campus Talk: Locked Kitchens in the Dorms

Recently at a Winona Hall dorm meeting the residents discussed keeping the kitchen locked and having to check out the key in order to use it. Some residents in the hall aren’t keeping the kitchen clean which is causing those who use the kitchen to suffer. So the following question was posed to a few Read More …

Students give views on Indian Halloween costumes

Every year, costume shops sell Native American and other costumes that target cultures for people to wear on Halloween. Native and non-Natives alike believe these type of costumes to be disrespectful. Bernadette, a student from KU thinks that people buy these costumes because of how seductive they are saying, “Especially with couples. If a guy wants to go Read More …