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Appropriation or Appreciation? Social Justice Advocates Host ‘Utah Fan Am I’

Appropriation or Appreciation? Social Justice Advocates Host ‘Utah Fan Am I’

By Natalie Colby, News Writer

September 26, 2019

The sixth annual “Utah Fan Am I” event was hosted by the Housing and Residential Office and Social Justice Advocates on Sept. 24 in the Peterson Heritage Center. It kicked off the six-part series put on by the SJAs throughout the school year.  The event focused on educating residents and RAs about the diffe...

Phasing Out Latter-day Saints’ Pageant Traditions

Phasing Out Latter-day Saints’ Pageant Traditions

By Miacel Spotted Elk, News Writer

March 24, 2019

  Last year, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced they will cancel more than half of their religious pageants across the country. The already affected pageants included Clarkston and Castle Valley. The two most famous, the Manti and Hill Cumorah, will end later this year and...

Eat a Cloud This Season: Navajo Tacos Are the Fluffy Treat You Need to Warm Up

Eat a Cloud This Season: Navajo Tacos Are the Fluffy Treat You Need to Warm Up

By Madge Slack

December 4, 2018

  Fry bread has inspired songs, films, T-shirts and taste buds for over 150 years. It became a staple of the Native American diet after they were forced to migrate on the “Long Walk,” a 300-mile journey from Arizona to New Mexico. When the Navajo arrived in New Mexico, they found their food a...

Name One: Native American Celebrities

Name One: Native American Celebrities

By Josh Petersen, Digital Managing Editor

November 27, 2018

  Try this thought experiment: Name one major Native American celebrity. For me, this task was alarmingly difficult. The people I could think of were either barely famous or historical figures from hundreds of years ago. In an era when diversity and representation are increasingly hot-button...

Culture Powwow Celebrates Tribal Practices

Culture Powwow Celebrates Tribal Practices

By Kylee Ehmann

April 12, 2015

The normal quiet of lower campus on a weekend was broken as hundreds of American Indians from Utah, Idaho, Nevada and Wyoming came to the Union for two days of traditional foods, songs and dances. The U’s Inter-Tribal Student Association hosted its 43rd annual “Sustaining Our Culture Powwow” th...

Social Justice Group Addresses Native American Culture

Social Justice Group Addresses Native American Culture

December 1, 2014

  “We are probably, of all the ethnicities in the United States, the most misrepresented and the most misunderstood,” said Franci Taylor. Taylor, the director of the U’s American Indian Resource Center, is a member of the Chahta Tribe. She shared her story about being an American Indian with students at...

Ute Indian Tribe Scholarship to Debut at End of Semester

Ute Indian Tribe Scholarship to Debut at End of Semester

September 15, 2014

  A signed agreement formed in April between the U and the Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation is now turning into action. Mary Parker, associate vice president for enrollment management, said as a part of the memorandum, the U created a scholarship fund for the next generation of Native ...

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