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UW-Madison Launches Full Tuition Program for Wisconsin Native Tribes

The University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison) has announced it will launch a groundbreaking new program next fall that will provide full college funding to every...

UArizona Indigenous Resilience Center Receives $2M Grant to Support Tribal Climate...

The University of Arizona Indigenous Resilience Center (IRes) has received a $2 million grant from the nonprofit Waverley Street Foundation to initiate a program...

UMass Amherst Launches Center to Integrate Indigenous Knowledge and Western Science

The University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass Amherst) is partnering with Indigenous communities across the U.S. and internationally to launch a new Center for Braiding...

Endangered Indigenous Languages: Universities Advance Revitalization Efforts

With the threat of global languages being lost at the rate of at least one per month, linguists, institutions, researchers, and affected communities are...

UO Researchers to Collaborate with Indigenous Communities on Climate Change Solutions

The University of Oregon (UO) is partnering with Indigenous and rural communities on a groundbreaking study to develop potential solutions for reducing carbon in...

Native American Tribes Seek Reparations from University of Minnesota

Eleven Native American tribes are calling for reparations from the University of Minnesota (UMN), stating that the school's endowment was established using land that...

Report Details University of Minnesota’s Historical Mistreatment of Native Americans

A new report released Tuesday reveals the University of Minnesota's (UMN) founders committed "genocide" and "ethnic cleansing" of Native Americans during the 19th century...

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...