AIHEC club prepares for student conference

As the time for competition draws close, students involved in the American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC) club prepare for battle. Students from Haskell will spend their spring break representing the university among other tribal colleges and universities (TCUs) at the AIHEC 2016 Student Conference March 14-16 in Minneapolis, MN. The club is assembling student competitors in Read More …

Spring issue of Kansas! magazine to feature Indian Leader writers

Writers for The Indian Leader have produced a feature article that will be published in Kansas! magazine set for release on Feb. 12th.  The article entitled “Being Native. Being Kansan.” features 5 young up-and-coming Native American’s living in Kansas. “We were approached in October about the possibility of producing an article for the spring issue. We had Read More …

EcoAmbassadors work toward a sustainable campus

Students might wonder when walking across campus: “Where are the recycling bins?” A 21st century university without a bin is strange, and given our indigenous population and focus on our relationship with the planet, it paints an even more pressing issue. While Haskell does have recycling on campus, student access to bins creates a huge amount of recyclable materials that end up Read More …

Number of academic suspensions increase

According to Lou Hara, Haskell registrar, 73 students were academically suspended after the 2015 fall semester, a significant jump from the average norm of just 30 students per semester in previous years. Haskell follows a strict academic policy–one for first semester freshmen and another for continuing students. A first semester freshman cannot fall under a Read More …

New Year’s resolutions: Haskell edition

Now that Christmas break is over, students are returning back to campus ready to start the new semester with a clean slate! The New Year is well under way and students of Haskell are returning with new mindsets. Yep, it’s that time of year again when New Year’s resolutions are made. Whether it’s getting in Read More …

Campus Talk: What do you think about the DiCaprio speech?

At the 73rd Golden Globe Awards, Leonardo DiCaprio received the Best Actor award for his role as Hugh Glass in the film The Revenant. In his acceptance speech, DiCaprio said this: “Lastly, I want to share this award with all the First Nations people represented in this film and all the indigenous communities around the Read More …

Davis sees progress in athletics department

Todd Davis (Cherokee) is finishing up his first year as Athletic Director here at Haskell Indian Nations University and is working out issues he inherited. After 14 years in the Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference, Haskell was left without a league for this season, as the conference folded and forced the school to become an independent. Read More …

Convocation features “Supaman” as keynote speaker

Haskell University invited a special guest, “Supaman” Christian Parrish Takes the Gun to perform and serve as the keynote speaker at the Spring 2016 Convocation. Supaman is from the Crow Nation and is a rising Native Hip-Hop artist who raps about his background, heritage, and spiritual values. Originally starting as a DJ, he had one problem. He Read More …

Educating Native Students

Haskell student, Nathen Fraley graduated from Riverside Indian School, the oldest and largest off-reservation Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) boarding school in the United States. Fraley now wants to give back to his community and encourage young Native Riverside students to continue their education. Fraley and Haskell students, Kennidee Boyer and Chris Sindone, want to travel to speak to Read More …