The college is one of many institutions that exist as a result of the violent and unethical redevelopment of indigenous land.
Native American Studies is essential to understanding the violence of colonialism against black and brown people here in the United States.
While some institutions provide outreach to Native students, the retention rates are diminishing due to a lack of awareness and failure to implement programs that integrate Native students into a predominately white institution.
Those of us who have been organizing against structural inequality at Ithaca College believe that the status quo is not only untenable but unjust.
Jack Rossen, associate professor and Native American Studies coordinator for the department of anthropology, traveled to Chile to speak at a conference and Easter Island to study archeaobotany in August.