The crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, two-spirit and trans people affects all of Indian Country. Powerful change could start in Lawrence because of its strong and active intertribal community, activists say.
Two KU professors have teamed up to create an interactive online storymap that documents instances when stolen land has been returned to Indigenous people, and a collection of “#landback” resources.
The United States has a long history of removing Native American children from their families and communities, stripping their cultural identities. Now that a 44-year-old protection is at risk, the threat of regression is ever present.
Three local Native adults who were adopted into white families as children shared their stories about the effects that cultural erasure has had on their identities and senses of community.
If she hadn’t received an abortion at age 19, Sarah Deer said she would not have become the person she is today. She has reached great heights of success as a legal scholar, advocate and more.
A sense of rage and eagerness to mobilize resonated among those in attendance at the Indigenous Community Center’s awareness event Saturday. It provided space to release emotions and celebrate cultural identity.
Indigenous educators and administrators shared potential benefits and possible pitfalls in crafting and delivering land acknowledgements during a virtual panel discussion this week.
The University Press of Kansas will host a free, virtual event next week to commemorate the completion of Kansas Open Books, an initiative to digitize books that are no longer in print and make them freely available online.
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.
April is sexual assault awareness month, and several Lawrence organizations are working on events with that theme in mind.
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