Aidan Graybill, student in the KU Indigenous Studies master program.

B.A. in Anthropology with minors in Political Science and Biology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Mariah Hicks, graduate student in the KU Indigenous Studies master program.

B.A. in Business Management, Haskell Indian Nations University.

Sarah Hixson, student in the KU Indigenous Studies Program.

B.A. in Art History with minors in Museum Studies and Studio Art from Susquehanna University

Tobin Jennings, student in KU's Indigenous Studies Program

B.A. in Anthropology and Psychology from the University of Kansas

Tori Kaye, a student in the KU Indigenous Studies Program

B.A. in American Indian Studies from Haskell Indian Nations University

Current PSM in Environmental Impact Assessment + Indigenous Studies certificate student. B.A. in Environmental Studies from the University of Kansas.

Maddie Long, student in the KU Indigenous Studies Program

B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Central Arkansas

Bry Smiley, graduate student in the KU Indigenous Studies masters program.

B.A. in Indigenous & American Indian Studies (emphasis in sovereignty), Haskell Indian Nations University

Luke Swimmer, KU Graduate Student in the Indigenous Studies Master Program.

MBA (emphasis in accounting), University of Kansas; B.A. in Applied Behavioral Science (emphasis in community health and development) and minor in Indigenous Studies, University of Kansas.

Head shot of Sierra Watt, student in KU's Indigenous Studies master's program.

Current Ph.D. student in Political Science and M.A. student in Indigenous Studies. M.A. in Political Science from the University of Kansas and a B.A. in Political Science from Pepperdine University.

Alex Williams, graduate student in the KU Indigenous Studies master program.

B.S. in Environmental Science, Haskell Indian Nations University.

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Local Events

Backyard Bash
Sunday, September 22 | 1 p.m.-4 p.m.
Marvin Grove, backyard of the Spencer Museum of Art
1301 Mississippi St., Lawrence, KS 66045
This is artful celebration of the autumnal equinox, the end of summer and start of fall. Enjoy activities, games and performances that explore nature, culture and the character of our communities. Headlining music act is Bad Alaskan, aka ISP's Alex Kimball Williams, performing a blend of Indigenous, trip-hop, ambient and dance music.
Free and open to the public.

"Think Indigenous: Richard Oakes, Alcatraz and the Red Power Movement"
Lecture by Langston Hughes Professor of ISP candidate, Dr. Kent Blansett
Tuesday, September 24 | 1:30 p.m.
Spencer Museum of Art Auditorium 309
Faculty, staff and students encouraged to attend

We-Ta-Se 25th Annual Veteran's Powwow
Saturday, September 28 | Grand entries at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m., Traditional supper at 4:30 p.m.
Prairie Peoples' Park, 154th and M Road
Mayetta, KS
All veterans welcome. Free and open to the public.

"Sovereignty of the Soul: Centering the Voices of Native Women" Lecture by Sarah Deer
Tuesday, October 1 | 7:30 p.m.
The Commons, Spooner Hall
University of Kansas campus
Part of the Humanities Lecture Series

KU Indigenous Peoples' Day Celebrations
Keynote Speaker, Congresswoman Sharice Davids
Tuesday, October 8 | 6:00 p.m.
Woodruff Auditorium, Kansas Union
University of Kansas campus

Indigenous Women of Art Exhibit
October 8-27
Spencer Museum of Art
University of Kansas campus

Native American Leadership Symposium
Hosted by KU Admissions
Thursday, October 10 | 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Kansas Union
University of Kansas

Indigenous Animated Short Films Screening
Thursday, October 10 | 7 p.m.
Lied Center Pavilion

All events are free and open to the public.

K-State Indigenous Peoples Day Conference: "Asserting Sovereignty: Innovations and Battlegrounds"
Monday, October 14 | 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
K-State Student Union, Manhattan, KS
Keynote speakers: KU's Sarah Deer, Muscogee (Creek) is a highly respected legal scholar who is committed to ending violence against women, and was recently inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame. Susan Faircloth (Coharie) recently named as the Director of Colorado State’s College of Education, is one of the most respected Indigenous education scholars in her field and has engaged in extensive research and service to Indian education. Meredith McCoy (Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa descent) is rising star in Indian education, and has studied the history of Indian education policy extensively on topics such as finance, law and curriculum.  

Free and open to the public, but registration is required (meals included)

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