Friday, May 9, 2014

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Unlike other ethnic minorities in the United States, American Indians are not only defined by their ethnic identity, but also by federal, state, and tribal laws. The University of Minnesota is situated on Dakota land, yet, only one percent of its students are American Indian. How can the campus be more welcoming and what role does the University play in closing the achievement gap? How does the University’s role in advancing agricultural technology affect traditional crops? Panel members will share personal and professional perspectives and engage participants in a dynamic dialogue about the impact of historical and current laws, treaties, and practices on American Indian people.

This is a companion to the Office for Equity and Diversity's Critical Conversations about Diversity and Social Justice series at the University of Minnesota. Co-sponsored by the University Libraries.

If you are interested in learning more about this topic, check out some of the highlighted resources.

Books and Documentaries on Pinterest


Ojibwe People's Dictionary

Governor Dayton's Executive Order with Tribal Nations

State of Minnesota Executive Order 13-10

11 Tribal Nations of Minnesota

Anishinaabe Nations

Dakota Nations


Kappler's Indian Affairs: Laws and Treaties

Billy Frank Jr.

Boldt Decision Memoir: A conversation with Billy Frank Jr. and Prof. Richard Whitney from NW Indian Fisheries Commission on Vimeo.

Reparations for Indigenous Peoples: International and Comparative Perspectives (Book)

David Williams book chapter, "In praise of guilt: How the yearning for moral purity blocks reparations for Native Americans."

Native Newspapers



More Resources

To explore further see the Selected Resources for American Indian Studies.

This page was create by Jody Gray (Cheyenne River Sioux), Diversity Outreach Librarian