Violence and abuse against American Indian women?

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Violence and abuse against American Indian women?

Violence and abuse against American Indian women?

Who actually knows more about this than Venida Chenault? If you need an expert on bullying and hate mail campaigns, apparently Haskell Indian Nation University in Lawrence, Kansas has the country’s foremost authority?

This weekend Venida travels to Arizona State (her son works in Phoenix so it will be a nice holiday vacation at Haskell’s expense..oh, shame on us we thought Haskell was broke )…to share her strategies with others.

Last weekend Dan Wildcat, another Haskell Indian Nations University expert on something other than what he was academically prepared to do, was a speaker at American Indian Higher Education Consortium‘s ( AIHEC ) forum.

Here Wildcat noted that according to his mentor, Vine Deloria, he (Wildcat) had no point since he had no powerpoint! Thankfully some other government agency was paying for that trip.

Thanks to those of you who provide insightful private comments to us; it keeps us going!

haskellnews commentary 04/22/2011

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

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Tecumseh Hall, Haskell Indian Nations University

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?



Or go to 04/05/2011

haskellnews commentary 04/05/2011

Is the leadership at Haskell Indian Nations University allowing students who have been academically removed to be reinstated?

Is the current leadership at Haskell Indian Nations in Lawrence, Kansas, allowing students who have been academically removed to be reinstated?

Is the current leadership at Haskell allowing the rescinding of student write ups?

Is the current leadership at Haskell allowing the students to learn a sad game of how to stay at Haskell? By letting students show up for classes every now and again so they can stay free of charge in the dorms for 5, 6, 7, years or more at a time without getting a degree?

Is the current leadership at Haskell more concerned with students having clean rooms, then getting a success center, with that grant money, they received?

Is the current leadership at Haskell more concerned with letting the teaching staff have days off, then holding classes for students?

Who’s in charge of all those grants that Haskell has? Where is the money going? Why isn’t the current leadership calling for an audit of Haskell finances?

Is the Haskell union trying to get Venida Chenault in as Haskell’s next president?

Of course the Haskell union (FEDERATION OF INDIAN SERVICE EMPLOYEES) is all about the best interest of the Haskell employees, who has the students best interest at heart? Apparently not the current leadership?

Is the current leadership at Haskell looking out for the best interest of a few chosen employees?

Venida’s doing such a good job pleasing the employees and not graduating the students, maybe she should become Haskell’s next president? After all Haskell has become an employment agency hasn’t it? It certainly isn’t a university with a one percent graduation rate.

If the current leadership at Haskell continues to make the students concentrate on keeping their rooms clean maybe the students can get jobs at the nearest Holiday Inn cleaning rooms, most likely without the degrees they came to get, that’s about all they will be able to do, isn’t it?

While Haskell’s current leadership collects their government pay checks.

We truly hope Haskell get’s a real president, who comes in and cares not about the employees, but all about the students.

Maybe Haskell parents should start demanding that their kids receive an education? One thing is for sure The United States Government isn’t going to. Nor is Larry Echohawk, The current Haskell leadership, The Bureau of Indian Education, or President Barack Obama…. are they?

haskellnews commentary 02/02/2011

H.I.N.U. Instructor Julia Goodfox Asks “Why Are We Supporting The US Military?”

On this Memorial Day, we remember the fine men and women ( including Native Americans ) who have and are proudly fighting for the freedoms that we enjoy.

One Haskell Indian Nations University instructor Julia Goodfox (Princess Crazyhair), would disagree with us though. Even as she collects a paycheck from the United States government for “teaching” at a United States government school and enjoys the freedoms of living in the U.S. everyday. Those freedoms given to her by our U.S. military.

In a recent interview, Julia Goodfox ( Princess Crazyhair) ask this question:

1. “Why are we supporting the US Military?”

These are exerts from that interview:

“ Julia Good Fox also describes how the colonization continues in the United States, with American Indian children forced to say the Pledge of Allegiance to the U.S. in schools”.

“Julia Good Fox points out that Native Americans are taught to identify with the US and military”.

And of her employer The Bureau of Indian Education/ Bureau of Indian Affairs Julia Goodfox states:

“There are similarities as well between the US Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and the Palestinian National Authority (PNA)”.

We have to ask since Stephanie Birdwell-Bighorn has allowed Julia Goodfox (Princess Crazyhair) to remain at Haskell Indian Nations University if she also agrees with these views?

The bigger question here is why has The Bureau of Indian Education/ Bureau of Indian Affairs allowed Julia Goodfox ( Princess Crazhair) to remain at Haskell Indian Nations University?

We have one more question is R.O.T.C. still alive and well at Haskell or did Julia Goodfox (Princess Crazyhair) and her good friend Venida Cheanult ( VCEM ) manage to get rid of that program also?

Again, we at haskellnews commentary salute the proud ( Native American) men and women of the U.S. Military and all of those who have or are currently serving this great country of ours.

We would like to recognize some of the Native Americans who have served:

Haskell Indian Nations University’s Color Guard.

The Navajo Code Talkers ( Link:

Army Pfc. Lori Ann Piestewa ( Hopi Indian ) (…/256538)

The Census Bureau suggest that in the 1990s there were 160,000 living Indian veterans. This represented nearly 10 percent of all living Indians—a proportion triple that of the non-Indian population—and confirms once again that Native Americans play an important role in the U.S. military. ( Link:

Pictures with permission from: and

You can read Julia Goodfox’s ( Princess Crazyhair) entire interview at: (Link:

And/or by doing this yahoo search:
julia good fox native americans in the military

Remember “ Putting Lip Stick On A Pig Doesn’t Help”.

haskellnews commentary 05/31/2010.

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