News & Events

  • This month, more than 60 Native American students visited Dartmouth as part of the College’s Native Fly-In Program, reports Indian Country.

    Last year, half of the 50 who attended the fly-in are now enrolled at Dartmouth, according to the Indian Country article.

    Read the full story, published 10/17/14 by Indian Country.

  • This Focus on Faculty Q&A is one in a ongoing series of interviews exploring what keeps Dartmouth professors busy inside—and outside—the classroom.

    As a teenager from a Houma family in Dulac, La., Bruce Duthu ’80 had never heard of Dartmouth College. Then an alumnus came to town and pushed him to apply. Duthu made excuses—his native Cajun French was only supplemented by “Bugs Bunny” English, he was more inclined to the priesthood, and the reality: “We didn’t have...

  • Simone Whitecloud (2014-2015)-(Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa) She received her PH.D in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Dartmouth College in April 2016. Her ecological research focuses on interactions between different plant species above tree line in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Plants living in such extreme conditions are likely to facilitate each other rather than compete for resources such as space, water, and nutrients. She is working to determine if plants...

  • 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.


  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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,”...

  • 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...

  • 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."

  • 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...