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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

"Rock Your Mocs" Week
Monday, November 12 - Saturday, November 17
Various Campus Events
University of Kansas

Haskell/KU Partnership Meet & Greet
Wednesday, November 14 | 1 p.m.-3 p.m.
Haskell Library, Haskell Indian Nations University
155 E. Indian Ave., Lawrence, KS

Honoring Our Warriors Powwow
Saturday, November 17 | Grand entries at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Coffin Sports Complex, Haskell Indian Nations University
155 Indian Ave., Lawrence, KS
Open to the public

Indigenous Studies Alliance Movie Night
Tuesday, November 27 | 7 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Haskell Auditorium, Haskell Indian Nations University
155 E. Indian Ave., Lawrence, KS

Graduate Students United by Indigeneity (GUI) Meeting
Wednesday, November 28 | 11 a.m.
ISP Office, 6 Lippincott Hall
University of Kansas

Native Faculty & Staff Council (NFSC) Snack Chat
Wednesday, November 28 | 5 p.m.-6 p.m.
Sabatini Multicultural Resource Center, Academic Resource Room
University of Kansas
Featuring speaker Matt Gillispie, Clinical Associate Professor of Speech-Language-Hearing

Haskell Holiday Bazaar
Saturday, December 1 | 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.
Tecumseh Hall, Haskell Indian Nations University
Choctaw Ave., Lawrence, KS
Registration open from Monday, October 29 until Friday, November 23

FNSA/GUI Study Session
Thursday, December 6 | 4:30 p.m.
Summerfield Hall, Room 350
University of Kansas
Hosted by the First Nations Student Association (FNSA) in partnership with Graduate Students United by Indigeneity (GUI)

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