Members of the Stanford community came together to celebrate the renaming of the Sally Ride in Stern Hall on Thursday evening. The residents of Sally Ride, recently renamed from Serra, welcomed University President Marc Tessier-Lavigne and Provost Persis Drell, members of the Stanford Native American community and Joyce and Bear Ride, the mother and sister…
Stanford’s Native American community has issued a statement praising the University’s decision to rename some campus features honoring California mission system founder Junipero Serra, who has been criticized for his mistreatment of Native Americans.
Dahkota Brown ’20, a candidate for the Stanford Tree of the Leland Stanford Junior University Marching Band (LSJUMB), has been camping in a tent outside the Cecil H. Green Library as “Donald J. Stump” for the past week in hopes of becoming the Band’s first Native American mascot.
After repeated delays, a committee assembled by the University in early 2016 to establish principles for renaming campus buildings and landmarks expects to release its conclusions by the end of fall quarter.
Over Thanksgiving Break, 14 Stanford students and one alum braved a 36-hour journey to support the protestors at Standing Rock, North Dakota.
Students gathered in White Plaza and marched across campus on Thursday night, calling for an end to the construction of the “Dakota Access” Pipeline (DAPL), which would affect drinking water for more than 18 million people and cut through sacred indigenous sites. The protests were held in solidarity with the ongoing demonstrations in Standing Rock, North Dakota.
The first from his reservation to be accepted into an Ivy League, Corey Ashley will be attending Stanford as a part of the Class of 2018 in the fall.
Stanford’s 42nd annual Powwow will take place this weekend in Eucalyptus Grove. The event, which celebrates Native American culture through traditional native dance, arts and vendors, is expected to see 10,000 visitors per day, solidifying its reputation as the largest student-run powwow in the United States.