Dartmouth students hands-on in learning Native traditions

The program’s academic efforts help students get a sense of what life was like for American Indians who once called much of the Northeast home. Professor Nick Reo said the larger purpose of the class is to shed light on indigenous peoples’ connections to nature.

“If we’re going to talk about indigenous ways of understanding the world, we need to learn directly from Native people,” said Reo, who is a member of the Sault Ste. Marie Chippewa Tribe in Michigan. “In this class, we’re connecting with the land.”

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