In 2012, MaxPreps reported that “Indians” was the #4 most popular mascot for Kansas high schools. Today, nearly 1 out of every 10 schools in the Kansas State High School Activities Association (KSHSAA) appropriates Native imagery or culture. It’s not just the schools with “Indians” mascots; it’s also the “Chieftains”,
Over 90 percent of direct student financial aid is being recuperated by Haskell Indian Nations University’s (HINU) new online fee structure appropriating CARES Act funding designated for student aid making it available to the univeristy. Fall fees increased almost 200 percent compared to previous off-campus fees, from $240 to $715.
In the wake of mass uprisings across America due to police killings of Black Americans, the public has appealed to reformist strategies to address the violence. However, the problem is not police training. The problem is not diversity in law enforcement. The problem is not that law enforcement needs to
As a student at Haskell Indian Nations University (HINU) I don’t want my concerns swept under the rug because “it’s just $475”, and “where are you going to find a better deal for your education?” This kind of thinking shouldn’t be used to invalidate student concerns. Students at HINU have
Red racism is more than just a football game — it’s systemic and the attitudes of professional sports teams and fans are an indicator of disproportionate racial issues Native Americans face outside of the stadium. According to the National Congress of American Indians’ website, the NCAI has been fighting against
To keep students at Haskell until they complete their two year or four-year degrees, I would recommend uniting student life and offering a wider variety of bachelor degrees. In order to attract students here until their graduations I would suggest having a Master’s Degree program, Changing the name of the