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University of North Dakota Mascot “Fighting Sioux”

On Saturday night, I attended the CC vs. University of North Dakota hockey game at the World Arena. Whenever UND scored a goal, fans would stand up, chanting “Sioux!” Jerseys, worn by fans, displayed a picture of an Indian Chief. … Continue reading

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Native American Experiences in Higher Education

Though we were not able to formally discuss Native American experiences in higher education, reading these articles gave me an understanding of the discrimination evident in the education system. Devon A. Mihesuah’s article, “Native Student, Faculty, and Staff Experiences in … Continue reading

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Unity Through Prayer

Spending a week on the Lakota Reservation is something I never thought I would do. In each class I’ve taken at Colorado College, I’ve read about different cultures, religions, and practices, but I have never been able to experience them … Continue reading

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