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Trudie Jackson speaks on awareness for Native American LGBT health care

Trudie Jackson (Navajo), a Graduate Student in American Indian Studies-Tribal Leadership & Governance of Arizona State University, speaks about her experiences of a transgender Native American to a group of students at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign on Novemeber 3, 2015.
November 3, 2015

When Trudie Jackson returned to school in 2009 to earn her degree in social work she realized the need to address LGBT health. As a case manager in the human service field, she was supposed to serve 15...

Beverly Smith: Bringing Native American values to higher education

Native American House assistant director, Beverly Smith, talks about Native American relations and populations at the Women's Resource Center.
November 11, 2014

Beverly Smith’s out-of-office email signature includes the quote: “Education is the ladder, my children take that ladder.” The quote is from Chief Manuelito, a principal war chief of the Diné tribe...

University celebrates Native American Heritage Month

University celebrates Native American Heritage Month
November 5, 2014

When Ronnie Preston got on stage at the Courtyard Cafe on Tuesday afternoon, most audience members were not expecting him.  Silence fell over the room as this figure, dressed in Native American chief...

Termination of Steven Salaita a bad move by the University

August 18, 2014

I received my Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, but I have never felt less proud of my alma mater than upon learning of Chancellor Wise’s decision to summarily terminate the...

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