Five students met with Native American Cultural Center (NACC) director Karen Biestman and Native American Studies (NAS) chair Teresa LaFromboise on Thursday to discuss ENGLISH 43A: “American Indian Mythology, Legend, and Lore” and the importance of student feedback to Stanford courses.
Patton said she expects an apology from the English department in a meeting with department chair Blakey Vermeule and other students behind the petition, which she believes will occur on Feb. 7.
Kenneth Fields Ph.D. ’67 will no longer teach NATIVEAM 143A after students wrote a petition describing his teaching as culturally disrespectful, off-topic and riddled with sexual comments and insensitive jokes.
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.
The Stanford Native American Cultural Center (NACC) was founded at its current location in the Old Union Clubhouse in 1974, with spaces in the Tecumseh House and Fire Truck House in years prior. This space is the fruition of years of student activism to better serve the needs of Native students on Stanford’s campus. The…
Many students who left their families for the Farm have been welcomed into new ones throughout October and November, thanks to a widespread student group tradition — “sib fams” meant to bring older and younger students together.
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.