SOURCE: Cornell University and Indigenous Dispossession Project
by Jon Parmenter
The university must account for its role in the historical connection between settler colonialism and the development of American higher education.
SOURCE: Public Books
Robert Lee of Cambridge University discusses his work documenting the treaty-like arrangements by which universities appropriated indigenous lands to build their endowments, an understudied aspect of the land-grant university system.
SOURCE: New York Times
by Tristan Ahtone and Robert Lee
The Morrill Act created endowment funds from land that the U.S. Government took from Native Americans with little or no compensation. Addressing the problems of public universities must not exclude addressing the problems of Native communities.
SOURCE: Duluth News-Tribune
"That practice, even if it is only a ritual formality, it nevertheless, I believe, sets a tone that makes for a more civil society in a land where a settler society lives alongside Indigenous peoples," said Tom Isern, a history professor at North Dakota State University.
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