Funding is once again being cut at Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas.

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Funding is once again being cut at Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas.

On Native America Calling:

“Current Events – Funding is once again being cut at Haskell, this time to the peril of several sports teams. But one group is banding together to raise the funds to keep athletics going at Haskell”.

What can we say? Congratulations to Venida Chenault?

Link: www2.ljworld.com/weblogs/haskellnews/2011/feb/28/breaking-newshaskell-indian-nations-univ

Link: http://64.38.12.138/

Or go to 04/05/2011 Indianz.com

haskellnews commentary 04/05/2011

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3 responses to “Funding is once again being cut at Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas.

  1. roamingnome (anonymous) says…

    A close review of programs and degrees that actually impact Native people in a positive manner is needed. I cannot find any valid reason for American Indian Studies and what services that particular degree does for tribes. Most individuals who have that degree have told me that they cannot find a job with this degree to help our people.

    Maybe AIS should be cut. The only instructor in that department who has any true connection with her culture is Melissa Holder. She was raised on her reservation and has lived in a true Native fashion. She does not need books to learn about her people, Native philosophy, or how to deal with non-Natives….she has lived it! The others never lived the Native way of life or on the reservation or tribal area; they are what you call urban Indian. And, they are what traditionalists call the white man’s Indian.

    Cutting AIS would save a lot of funds that could be used toward degrees that actually benefit our people. Let Ms. Holder develop a Social Work degree which is a profession really needed on most reservations.

    Question: Why is there not a demonstration by the AIS people on 23rd asking for support for funding?

  2. katatnite (anonymous) says…

    I recently saw someone I knew from Haskell. He graduated with a degree in AIS and told me the only jobs for people with AIS degrees are in museums and all of those jobs are inherited. He was really upset because he can’t find a job now.
    @ roamingnome everything you say is true.

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