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Student Assembly Supports Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Published: 
Mar 17, 2016
Many Cornellians attended the S.A. meeting to support the passage of Indigenous Peoples’ Day, after a student-run Facebook page urged community members to support the resolution. The resolution calls for the University to recognize the second Monday of October — currently Columbus Day — as Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Read more

Māori Economics Whiz-kid Scores Big Scholarship

Published: 
Jan 14, 2016
Hautahi Kingi (Nga Rauru, Te Atihaunui a Paparangi), a PhD candidate in economics at Cornell University in the United States, is the winner of this year’s $10,000 Motu Thesis Scholarship. Kingi has two elements to his research: one around immigration and the other looking into tax and consumption. Read more

The Wildlife Society Grant Program Funds Native Students

Published: 
Dec 15, 2015
Ovide Mercredi stood on stage in front of a standing-room-only plenary session audience at The Wildlife Society’s Annual Conference in Winnipeg last October. Several hundred people listened as he spoke about the Cree approach to wildlife conservation. “What you call wildlife and what we call our relatives,” he said. His speech really resonated with Laura Lagunez, a senior undergraduate at Cornell University who identifies as Diné and Nahua and attended the conference as a result of a student travel grant provided through the TWS Native Student Professional Development Program. Read more