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Haskell’s Color Guard: a Treasured Gem in Indian Country

The Haskell Veterans Association is the only known multi tribal color guard in Indian Country. The Haskell Veterans Association is a non-sanctioned club on campus run by five men who all served in one of the five branches of the United States military. They help bring in the flags that represent our country and Kansas […]

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Tribalism: Is it real? By Timothy Barber

  With Haskell being a university distinctly for Native Americans. Students from different tribes face discrimination amongst each other. Historically tribes did war with one another, but does this still occur in the 21st century? A student who wanted to remain anonymous said they “had to transfer out of a class one semester because of […]

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Indian Leader turns 120!

The world’s oldest Native American-run student newspaper, and Haskell’s own, The Indian Leader, will be celebrating 120 years of publication this year. In addition to providing information about events happening on and around Haskell, students reporting for The Indian Leader have had the opportunity to report on news of national and international importance. Charlie Perry, […]

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Haskell English Professor Designs Native American Influenced Board Game by Damon Peak

Over the course of 3 years, Haskell University English Professor Smokey McKinney has molded a simple creative idea into a board game called “Nyew Jigwe’k”, or Four Thunders as translated in English. Being a part of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Tribe, he says his board game draws inspiration from the Potawatomi culture and creation stories […]

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What is AIHEC? by Michael Begay

What is AIHEC? AIHEC stands for The American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC), which is made up of the nation’s tribaly and federally controlled colleges and universities. AIHEC is made up of 37 Tribal Colleges and Universities throughout the United States. “AIHEC’s inception in the mid-1970s is advocacy—telling the stories of the Tribal College Movement. […]

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Ethically Blameless: A Report on Cultural Imperialism, by Sabrena Rope

Powwows are defined as a gathering of medicine men and spiritual leaders which usually referred to a religious ceremony (Manataka American Indian Council). It has been Americanized today in the sense of almost everything it is. Even the word doesn’t have its original pronunciation of pauwau. Through the use of modernized colors and regalia made to […]