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Harvard University to Return Native American Hair Samples

The Peabody Museum at Harvard University has announced it will return hundreds of hair samples collected from Native American children who attended U.S. boarding...

University of North Dakota Returning Recently Found Indigenous Remains, Artifacts

The University of North Dakota (UND) will begin to repatriate the partial remains and sacred artifacts of Native Americans that were found on campus,...

Colleges Turn to Indigenous Knowledge to Address Climate Change, Environmental Justice,...

As the climate crisis continues to worsen, Indigenous peoples across the globe have become leaders in the fight to protect natural environments and mitigate...

Land-Grant Universities Establish Leadership Positions to Repair Relations with Native American...

In 2020, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative report by High Country News magazine exposed how a multitude of higher education institutions across the U.S. have...

University of Utah to Waive Tuition for Indigenous Students

In spring 2023, Native American students who are members of Utah’s eight federally recognized tribes will be eligible for a tuition waiver at the...

American Indian College Fund Launches New Teacher Program to Increase Native...

The American Indian College Fund will soon launch a teacher education program to increase the number of Indigenous educators that serve in rural and...

Oklahoma State University Takes Major Steps to Fight Health Disparities for...

Nearly all marginalized populations in the U.S. face hurdles to accessing health care, and Native Americans are no exception. Poverty, provider shortages, cultural differences,...

University of Montana Gives $300,000 Endowment to Native American Student Association

The University of Montana (UM) gave a $300,000 endowment to the Kyiyo Native American Student Association during a ceremony on campus this week honoring...

Amid Racial Justice Movement, University Museums Face Pressure to Return Stolen...

In 1897, British troops laid siege to the wealthy metropolis of Benin City in what is now Nigeria, stealing thousands of sacred relics, revered...

Emory University Approves Native American Land Acknowledgement

Emory University approved an official land acknowledgment this week that recognizes the displaced Native Americans who once lived in the Georgia region where the...

Advocates for Native American Rights Push Law Schools to Expand Indigenous...

On June 1, the U.S. Supreme Court announced a unanimous landmark decision on tribal sovereignty by granting tribal police the right to investigate and...

Nevada Governor Signs Bill Banning Racist Mascots, ‘Sundown Sirens’

Democratic Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak signed a new bill prohibiting schools from using racist logos, names, mascots, songs, and other imagery and symbols. The legislation...

Artist Makes History as First Native American to Win Caldecott Medal

Picture book illustrator Michaela Goade was named the 2021 Caldecott Medal winner on Monday, making her the first Indigenous person to receive the prestigious...

An Experiment in Success: Nursing Workforce Diversity Program Allows Schools to...

In 1964, in response to existing and projected shortages in the nursing workforce, Congress passed legislation aimed at funding efforts to develop a more...

Institutions Offer Programs to Assist Underrepresented Youth with Transition to College

Recognizing the role they play in serving their communities, colleges and universities are continually offering programs that promote the benefits of higher education to...

INSIGHT Welcomes LeManuel Bitsóí as Editorial Board Member

INSIGHT Into Diversity is excited to welcome to its Editorial Board LeManuel “Lee” Bitsóí, EdD, the chief diversity officer at Stony Brook University in...

Improving Health Equity for Native Populations: A Conversation with Researcher...

With the creation of the Center for Indigenous Nursing Research for Health Equity at Florida State University (FSU), the first research center of its...

NACME Works to Ensure Accessible, Affordable, and Accountable Engineering Education...

Motivated by the staggeringly low number of minorities in STEM programs and professions, minority leaders, business executives, the academic community, and corporations came together...

Rochester Institute of Technology’s Individualized Approach to Building Community

Diversity Champions exemplify an unyielding commitment to diversity and inclusion throughout their campus communities, across academic programs, and at the highest administrative levels. INSIGHT...

American Indian College Fund Receives $2.4M Grant

A new $2.4 million grant awarded to the American Indian College Fund by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will help improve the road to...

Tribal Technical College Announces Free Tuition for Native Students

United Tribes Technical College (UTTC) in Bismarck, N.D., announced that beginning this fall, it will waive tuition for students who are enrolled members of...

List of Women’s History Month Honorees Includes Two American Indians

Each year during the month of March, the nonprofit National Women’s History Project highlights a group of exemplary women in celebration of Women’s History...

Mentoring Program for Native American Youth Planned at Grand Valley State...

Students and faculty at Grand Valley State University (GVSU) in Allendale, Mich., are preparing to translate a successful mentoring program into one focused on...

American Indian Nurse Releases Textbook Focused on Native Health Issues

Native Americans have the highest rates of diabetes, substance abuse, and teen suicide of any group in the U.S., yet there is a dearth...

Partnership Seeks to Improve Cultural Understanding, Combat Climate Change

Members of Native American tribes face disproportionate challenges due to climate change. According to the 2014 National Climate Assessment, released as part of the...

Partnership Seeks to Improve Cultural Understanding, Combat Climate Change

Members of Native American tribes face disproportionate challenges due to climate change. According to the 2014 National Climate Assessment, released as part of the...

University of Minnesota Promotes Inclusivity with Specialized Programs for Native American...

Minnesota has long been home to a dynamic American Indian community, with 11 federally recognized tribal nations. But mass migration of tribal members in...