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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 […]

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Students to Hold Indigenous Tribunal on Earth Day

A group of Haskell students have been spending their free time this semester preparing for the upcoming Indigenous Tribunal on Saturday, April 22nd. The tribunal will be an opportunity to learn about Indigenous paradigms of justice. The Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) issue will also be discussed within the framework of Indigenous justice. The day will include individual presentations and […]

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Haskell Recognizes Student Scholars

Getting on the President’s or Dean’s list is no easy task, but many students at Haskell continue to reach heights of excellence. The American Indian College Fund (AICF), with the help of several private donors and the Haskell scholarship committee, recognized students for their hard work in reaching high academic achievements. More than $93,000 in scholarship […]

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Haskell/KU Students Present Posters

The 17th Annual Student Research Symposium was held at Tecumseh hall with over 40 students presenting research posters from Haskell Indian Nations University and the University of Kansas.  According to Professor Estela Gavosto, Director of the Office of Diversity and Science Training, student presenters were from Haskell/KU Bridge Program, KU Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD), and […]