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  • Dartmouth’s Native American Studies program will offer an off-campus program in Santa Fe, N.M., beginning the fall of 2015, reports the Valley News. N. Bruce Duthu ’80, Samson Occom Professor of Native American Studies and chair of the program, tells the newspaper that the new program will focus on Native American art, tribal law, and government.

    “I think it’s going to be another form of connection to native communities,” Duthu tells the newspaper.

    A...

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  • Native American high school students are getting acquainted with college life, and with Dartmouth in particular, during this year’s weeklong College Horizons program, reports VPR’s Charlotte Albright. The program, part of a nation-wide effort to improve tribal members’ access to higher education, is helping the students learn about financial aid and setting academic goals, Albright notes.

    “A native song from Hawaii spontaneously erupted at an afternoon workshop for high school...

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  • This is the third in a three-part series about professors and their work. Here’s a look at part one and part two.

    Melanie Benson Taylor
    Associate Professor of Native American Studies

    I’m currently writing a book called Faulkner’s Doom, which revisits the entire...

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  • Tribal college faculty and students, government officials, and researchers from around the country will come to Dartmouth next week for an Indigenous Peoples Climate Change Working Group conference, hosted by the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding. The Working Group is a tribal college- and university-centered network of organizations focusing on climate change research and education.

    “To me this meeting is historic,”...

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  • Dartmouth will host a group of distinguished academic and tribal scholars and elders for two panel discussions next week as part of a symposium on the “Collaborative Research in the Study of Native American Cultures.” The symposium serves as the final event celebrating the 40th anniversary of the establishment of the College’s Native American Studies Program.

    “To showcase some of the best collaborative research in ethnography, archaeology, and the study of oral traditions and hear...

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  • Meghan A. Sigvanna Topkok (Iñupiaq) was awarded the writing prize for her paper, "The relationship of Alaska State and Tribal Governments Through the Lens of Child Welfare."

  • Grace Hart was awarded the writing prize for her independent study work, Grace's prize winning paper was entitled, "The Over-Representation of Native American Youth in the Criminal Justice System in New Mexico."

  • Kate Beane (2013-2014)-(Ahdipiwin), an enrolled member of the Flandreau Santee Sioux (Dakota) of South Dakota, is a Doctoral Candidate in American Studies at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Her Ph.D dissertation explores the Indigenous perspective of her tribal history, as well as the ongoing efforts to retain and strengthen ties to both the Minnesota homeland and Dakota language. The Dakota were imprisoned and forcibly exiled from Minnesota after declaring war with the United...

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  • Professor Daniel R. Wildcat is a Yuchi member of the Muscogee Nation of Oklahoma. He is director of the Haskell Environmental Research Studies (HERS) Center and professor of Indigenous and American Indian Studies at Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas. Dr. Wildcat received B.A. and M.A. degrees in sociology from the University of Kansas and an interdisciplinary Ph.D. from the University of Missouri at Kansas City. He has taught at Haskell for 27 years. Dr. Wildcat's recent...

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  • Growing up the son of working class parents outside of Detroit, Professor Nick Reo says he didn’t envision a career in academia. In fact, he had little idea of what he wanted to do after high school.

    “It was mow lawns, wash dishes, or go to school,” says Reo.

    He chose the latter. After starting at two junior colleges, he couldn’t get enough. He went on to earn a bachelor’s and a master’s degree from the University of Michigan, and a PhD from Michigan State University.

    “...

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