Indian Leader Celebrates 120 Years

by Travis Campbell The world’s oldest Native American student newspaper The Indian Leader celebrated 120 years of publication with an evening of speakers followed by a brief reception in the Auditorium at Haskell Indian Nations University. The evening commenced with an honor song sung by Haskell’s own Ron Brave, followed by a reading of the…

Tribal College Journal Seeks Tribal Student Blogger for Paid Position

As part of its growing online presence, Tribal College Journal will launch a new, bi-monthly student blog beginning in October 2017. All students currently enrolled at a tribal college or university who are interested in authoring the blog are eligible to apply. Applicants must complete a short application form and submit a 500-word, blog-entry writing…

The Wonders of Penn House

Ever curious what wonders lies inside Lawrence Kansas? The Penn House is definitely a gift to the Lawrence community. Penn House has several different categories it caters to its community such as helping low-income residents, college students, supplying clothing, appliances, shoes, anything a person may need to survive can be found at the Penn House….

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…

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,…

Haskell Talents by Lani Hansen

Haskell is a home for a wide variety of talented male students. From bead work, to singing, to playing the flute, and drawing. Troy Watterson, a sophomore at HINU, has a passion to bead; self-taught by some friends that showed him a few styles on how to stitch and bead. Watterson began more beadwork in…

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….

Fake News and the Art of Journalism

Recently the Indian Leader staff and their sponsor Rhonda LeValdo traveled to the Unity Diversity Caucus held in Washington D.C. where other noted journalist, editors, reporters, and producers discussed “Fake News”. Is “Fake News” was damaging the art of journalism? The topic was one of many that was discussed during the UNITY Journalists Diversity Caucus…