The story of Akwe:kon, the first university residence in the country purposely built to celebrate Native American heritage, began with a contradiction: Even though the campus was built on their ancestral homelands, many Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) students felt unwelcome and isolated in the university community.
Native American Cornell Student Excels in Math and Leadership
Aug 22, 2011
He is co-president of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society and the Native American Students at Cornell University, and he has already helped teach introductory physics as an Undergraduate Learning Assistant—he is Jake Swamp.
“In Session: Conversations with Contemporary Native Artists and Scholars” is a lecture series organized by the Museum of Contemporary Arts. Jolene Rickard (Tuscarora) is an Associate Professor at Cornell University, a visual historian, artist, curator, and scholar of Indigeneity on a global scale. Lucy Lippard, art critic and curator, has written 21 books, is a Guggenheim fellow, and lives in Galisteo, New Mexico