A student organization at KU has events lined up this week and next in honor of Indigenous Peoples’ Day, to recognize and celebrate the Indigenous people, communities and cultures that are ever present.
An exhibition opening on Wednesday will feature art created by Native American students and alumni of Haskell Indian Nations University, who tell stories of resistance and healing through their work.
A local community of immigrants from Guerrero, Mexico, have teamed up with a coalition of KU professors to reclaim Me̱ꞌpha̱a̱: one of many Indigenous languages endangered by colonialism and the cultural erasure it’s inflicted for centuries.
Carole Tomlinson, now a faculty member at Haskell Indian Nations University, submitted this 1978 photo of students who raised a tipi on the lawn of KU’s Watson Library.
As part of Indigenous Peoples’ Day celebrations this week, students with the First Nations Student Association at KU have made history, raising a tipi on the lawn of Strong Hall.
The Lawrence school board on Monday honored Indigenous people in the district, approved a donation of trees for Cordley Elementary’s playground and more.
Lawrence Rep. Christina Haswood, a Democratic member of the House Water Committee, said she found it curious that Rep. Ron Highland hosted an event intentionally labeled to bring attention to Columbus Day.
Several events planned in the Lawrence area this week will recognize, celebrate and honor the cultures, histories, contributions and resilience of Indigenous people.
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