Many Native American students, staff and faculty as well as their surrounding community were left in mourning after they learned that unidentified ancestors’ remains were discovered in KU’s museum collections.
It was a beautiful day Saturday for KU’s First Nations Student Association’s annual Powwow and Indigenous Cultures Festival to return to a fully in-person format.
Hundreds of people gathered Saturday at the Lied Center for the annual First Nations Students Association (FNSA) Powwow and Indigenous Cultures Festival, which was filled with activities, including dance contests throughout the day, educational lectures, story time and more.
The First Nations Student Association (FNSA) Powwow and Indigenous Cultures Festival will offer a full schedule of activities to celebrate the diversity of Native American cultures in the Lawrence community.
Chalmers Hall on the KU campus is now home to a brand-new gallery dedicated to Indigenous excellence in the visual arts.
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.
Several events planned in the Lawrence area this week will recognize, celebrate and honor the cultures, histories, contributions and resilience of Indigenous people.
Protesters from the University of Kansas First Nations Student Association and the KU community stuck out the thunderstorm Thursday afternoon to share thoughts, songs and support during a gathering outside of the Spencer Museum of Art, where four panels of Indigenous art installation “Native Hosts” had been vandalized and one was stolen.
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