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Lawrence 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 baccalaureate 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 includes 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 Stidham Union, 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 the Haskell/KU Partnership.

Haskell/KU Exchange Program
The purpose of the Haskell/KU Exchange Program is to give students at the University of Kansas an opportunity to take a class at Haskell Indian Nations University. KU students will enroll at KU but take the class on the Haskell campus. KU students will pay KU tuition and fees, must be in good academic standing, provide own transportation, abide by the Haskell academic calendar, and purchase textbooks and other materials from the Haskell campus shop.

Learn more about the Exchange Program here.

Research Protocol for Joint Work with Haskell
Any KU faculty, staff, and students interested in joint research-related studies with faculty, staff, or students at Haskell Indian Nations University should contact Freda Gipp in the Office of the President at HINU. She coordinates all such work and is aware of plans already in progress. She can be reached at 785-749-8407 or fgipp@haskell.edu.

 


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*Safe zone Training + Cultural Workshop + Panel 
Wednesday, February 21 | 11a.m.-1p.m.
Curtis Hall Rose RM

Keeping Implicit Bias in Mind with Jerry Kang, Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and Professor of Law at University of California Los Angeles
Thursday, February 22 | 7-8 p.m.
Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont Street Lawrence, KS 66046

*Drag Show  
Friday, February 23 | 6-8 p.m. 
Haskell Auditorium 

*First Ever Haskell Two Spirit Powwow 
Saturday, February 24 | 2 p.m.-Midnight 
Tecumseh Hall 

*Part of Haskell Two Spirit Celebration Month. All events located at Haskell Indian Nations University and all events free and open to the public. 

Natives @ KU Social
meet others in the Native American community at KU
Tuesday, February 27 | 5-6:30 p.m.
Summerfield Hall Rm 201, 1300 Sunnyside Ave
Snacks will be provided

Haskell Indian Nations University: 3rd Annual Celebration of Life Round Dance
Tecumseh Hall
Saturday, March 3
Dinner served at 6 p.m., Singing begins at 7 p.m. 

KU Law's 22nd Annual Tribal Law & Government Conference: Tribal-State Collaborations: Advantages & Obstacles
Friday, March 9 | 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
KU School of Law, 1535 W. 15th Street, Lawrence, KS
Free and open to the public, but registration is required.
law.ku.edu/collaborations
5 hours CLE pending in KS & MO ($50 fee)

Frank Waln, Sicangu Lakota Hip-Hop Artist, in Concert
Friday, March 30 | 7:30 p.m.
Lied Center of Kansas, 1600 Stewart Dr.
$25 adults | $14 students/youth
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KU Powwow & Indigenous Culture Festival
Saturday, March 31 | Begins at noon
Lied Center of Kansas, 1600 Stewart Dr.
Free and open to the public
Presented by the KU First Nations Student Association in partnership with the Lied Center of Kansas, Haskell Cultural Center and Museum, Spencer Museum of Art, KU Office of Diversity and Equity and KU Office of Multicultural Affairs.

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