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Higher Education Celebrates Native American Art

American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month, celebrated each year in November, is a time to recognize the important contributions made by Indigenous peoples...

First Native American U.S. Poet Laureate to Serve Third Term

Joy Harjo will serve a third, one-year term as the United States Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry or commonly referred to as U.S. poet...

Underrepresented Women Make History During Unprecedented Presidential Election

As election officials continue to count ballots in key swing states for the 2020 presidential race between Joe Biden and President Donald Trump, other...

Eradicating Native American Mascots Is a Victory, but Racial Justice Efforts...

The momentum of this year’s Black Lives Matter protests and nationwide demands for racial justice have helped propel calls for justice and equality for...

First Native American Woman to Become a Dentist Continues to Be...

Jessica Rickert, DDS, had been working as a dentist for nearly five years before she discovered that she was the first Native American woman...

Acknowledging Native Land is a Step Against Indigenous Erasure

Like many American organizations, colleges and universities in the U.S. often occupy land that was once home to Native American communities. While modern Americans...

The PhD Project Celebrates its 25th Anniversary

On November 22, PhD Project members and supporters will attend the organization’s 25th anniversary celebration in suburban Chicago. In 1994, when the nonprofit first launched,...

Improving Understanding of Native American People and Cultures

As a Native American, I am simultaneously visible and invisible. I am visible because of my appearance, since I am brown and have dark...

Kent State Maintains Broad Network of Support for Students

As a public research university with seven regional campuses in Northeast Ohio and a student enrollment of more than 40,000, Kent State University has...

Indigenous Peoples’ Day Movement Gains Momentum

Many communities across the country are moving toward celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day in place of, or alongside, Columbus Day, held the second Monday of...