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

Fewer Native American and Alaska Native students are going to college. Data collected by the National Center for Education Statistics show national enrollment numbers for Native Americans and Alaska Natives have dropped 30.8% from 2009-10 to 2017-18 (12-month enrollment). Haskell Indian Nations University (HINU) 2009-2019 fall enrollment numbers follow theContinue Reading

Montana, January 20 – Around 10:30 a.m., less than a mile from an interstate rest area, the body of 16 year-old Selena Faye Not Afraid was found. According to USA Today, she had been missing since New Year’s Day. The Billings Gazette previously reported that the preliminary autopsy revealed thatContinue Reading

Early each year, usually in March or April, the president proposes a budget to Congress that details funding levels for the next fiscal year. On February 10, President Donald J. Trump sent his new $4.8 billion budget to Congress, which outlines several significant cuts to education spending. (Read more here.)Continue Reading

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.Continue Reading

Wes Studi is a common name in many Indigenous households across the U.S. and Canada. Throughout his career, he has represented many tribal nations and spoken many tribal languages in over 80 films and TV productions. After challenging the Hollywood stereotype through his character portrayals, Studi has made Oscar historyContinue Reading