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About Lawrence

Lawrence has a charming downtown filled with eclectic shops, beautiful green spaces, and tons of music venues and art galleries. No matter what you’re hungry for, you’ll find it on Massachusetts Street, where there is a diverse selection of locally owned restaurants. Additionally, Kansas City, which boasts a wide variety of cultural venues, is only 30 miles away. Learn more about our community, traditions, and life on campus from KU Admissions.

Haskell Cultural CenterLawrence is also home to Haskell Indian Nations University, the oldest intertribal university in the U.S. whose admission is open to members of federally recognized tribal nations.Haskell opened in 1884 as an elementary school with just 22 students. Today, Haskell has evolved into a university that offers 12 associate's degrees as well as bachelor's degrees in elementary education, business administration, environmental science and American Indian studies. With more than 1,000 students, Haskell’s community represents a diverse body of tribes.

Haskell's campus is home to 12 buildings listed in the National Register of Historic Landmarks, numerous sculptures and murals, and several annual cultural and academic events. Sites of interest on the campus include the American Indian Athletic Hall of Fame located in Coffin Sports Complex, Haskell Memorial Stadium/Arch, the Garden of Healing, Medicine Wheel Earth Work, and the Haskell Cultural Center. Visit Haskell’s website for more information.

Learn more about Lawrence at visitlawrence.com or lawrence.com.


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Local Events

The Political Representation of Women within Native American Tribal Governments: Sierra Watt
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 | 2-3:30 p.m.
Waston Library, Third Floor, Haricombe Gallery
1425 Jayhawk Boulevard | Lawrence, Kansas

Nature and Culture / Colonialism Seminar 
Margaret Jacobs "Playing Pioneer Women: Reckoning with a Settler Colonial Childhood"
Friday, April 27 | 3:00 p.m.- 4:30 p.m. 
Hall Center Seminar Room 1 

Indigenous Language Panel Community Reading by Natalie Diaz
Friday, April 27 | 4 p.m. 
Tommaney Hall, Haskell Indian Nations University
Free and open to the public

American Indian Health Research & Education Alliance Powwow
May 4th & 5th, 2018 | 12 p.m- 9 p.m.
Johnson county Community College - Field House
12345 College Blvd. Overland Park, Kansas 66210
Open to the public - Free Admission - Health Education 

Haskell Spring 2018 Commencement Powwow
Friday-Sunday, May 18th-20th
​10 a.m-9 p.m. both days 
Admission Charge: $5 day/ $7 weekend, Free for children under 5 years old and adults over 62. 
Open to the public and free parking

Young Professionals Powwow + Tradeshow & Convention
Wednesday, June 6th, 2018
Lawrence, KS
More info contact
www.leadhorsellc.com
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