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Wassaja Hall to open next fall

The new dorm Wassaja, in the Six Pack is still under construction.
August 19, 2015

In the Yavapai language, Wassaja means “beckoning.” Soon, it will also mean home for a number of University students.The new Wassaja Hall will be located in the “six pack” and ready to house students...

Two students awarded new scholarship for students of Native American heritage

August 2, 2015

Two students from Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (NEO) have received the first-ever Illinois Heritage Scholarship, a full-tuition transfer scholarship awarded to students of Native American heritage...

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...

Winter Tales to bring Native American narratives to life

The Gallery of American Indian Culture at the Spurlock Museum.
February 20, 2014

When Native American storyteller Tchin asks his audience what happened to Native Americans, he often gets this response: living on reservations or not living at all.  In other words, “dead.” “The...

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