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Six Tribal Colleges Receive EPA-AIHEC Tribal ecoAmbassador Grants

Nov 14th, 2015 | By | No Comments »

This month, six tribal colleges and universities (TCUs) received competitive grants totaling $160,000 through the American Indian Higher Education Consortium’s (AIHEC’s) longstanding Tribal ecoAmbassador partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The Tribal ecoAmbassador program empowers tribal communities to identify and address their own unique environmental needs while building the capacity of tribal colleges (more)

Haskell Students Study Effects of Fracking on Drinking Water

Nov 8th, 2015 | By | No Comments »

Two Haskell Indian Nations University seniors recently received a community-based research award to study the effects of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, on water quality near the Fort Berthold reservation in North Dakota. Mary Iorio (Mandan-Hidatsa) and Joshua Cunningham (Cherokee) received the award as part of the Kansas IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (K-INBRE) Community- (more)

Haskell Students Participate in Summer Research Program

Sep 9th, 2015 | By | No Comments »

For the past two summers, the Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets (CReSIS) at the University of Kansas has hosted students from Haskell Indian Nation University’s teacher education program. On the recommendation of faculty, Haskell students have participated in a pre-service Research Experience for Teachers program coordinated by CReSIS with funding provided by the (more)

Chenault named as Haskell president

May 1st, 2014 | By | No Comments »

Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) director, Dr. Charles M. Roessel, named Dr. Venida S. Chenault as president of Haskell Indian Nations University (HINU, Lawrence, KS). Chenault, an enrolled member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation, had been serving as vice-president of academic affairs at HINU since December 2004. Her appointment as president became effective this (more)

Haskell develops new interdisciplinary program

Nov 6th, 2012 | By | No Comments »

Haskell Indian Nations University (HINU, Lawrence, KS) is in the process of developing its fifth four-year degree program, a bachelor’s degree program in interdisciplinary liberal studies (ILS). The program will weave Indigenous perspectives and lifeways into Western social viewpoints and mores, giving students the career skills to compete in today’s world market. HINU is committed (more)

Statistically Speaking

Aug 14th, 2012 | By | Comments Off on Statistically Speaking

The other day I counted 103 headstones in the cemetery behind my school. I also counted 10 unmarked graves. The last person to be buried in that cemetery, …was Cecilia Mae Fiddler. She died in 1943. But they don’t bury us at school anymore; We go home, And we bury ourselves. Millicent M. Pepion represents (more)

HINU, Purdue Students Study Sustainable Ag

May 15th, 2012 | By | No Comments »

Beginning at the end of May, students and a professor from Haskell Indian Nations University (HINU, Lawrence, KS) will participate in a 15-day study-abroad course on sustainability in Costa Rica. The course, entitled “Multicultural Perspectives on Sustainable Agriculture,” includes students and faculty from HINU and Purdue University. Attendees will visit a variety of ecosystems, including (more)

NWIC Space Center joins NASA competition

Feb 9th, 2012 | By | No Comments »

Northwest Indian College (NWIC, Bellingham, WA) Space Center students will go toe-to-toe with students in colleges and universities across the nation in NASA’s University Student Launch Initiative (USLI) competition. On Oct. 17, Space Center advisor Gary Brandt was notified that NWIC’s proposal was accepted, and his students will again get to participate in NASA’s student (more)

The 200 MPH Unicorn

Aug 15th, 2011 | By | No Comments »

As I board the train French blasts through the speakers, “S’il vous plaît prenez votre siege.” (Please take your seat.) I take my seat next to an English woman. I notice she is wearing a bright red hat even before I know I am to be seated next to her. She is stereotypically English. I (more)

The Fight

Aug 15th, 2011 | By | No Comments »

I believe the Creator has a destiny for us all. Sometimes the paths we travel may be rough. But to keep walking down our God-written path we can fight against obstacles that get in the way. The day that I realized what destiny really meant to me was the day I fought to keep my life. (more)