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The Wildlife Society Grant Program Funds Native Students

Dec 15, 2015
Ovide Mercredi stood on stage in front of a standing-room-only plenary session audience at The Wildlife Society’s Annual Conference in Winnipeg last October. Several hundred people listened as he spoke about the Cree approach to wildlife conservation. “What you call wildlife and what we call our relatives,” he said. His speech really resonated with Laura Lagunez, a senior undergraduate at Cornell University who identifies as Diné and Nahua and attended the conference as a result of a student travel grant provided through the TWS Native Student Professional Development Program. Read more

Net Positives

Sep 16, 2015
This week the World Indoor Lacrosse Championship (WILC) brings lacrosse with an international flavor to local venues, celebrating both contemporary lacrosse and the sport’s origins. The Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) first played lacrosse many centuries ago and greatly influenced development of modern-day lacrosse. And now the Six Nations Confederacy is hosting an international lacrosse tournament for the first time. Read more

FIL World Indoor Lacrosse Championships September 18th- 27th, 2015

Jul 23, 2015
The American Indian Program is proud to support the 2015 FIL World Indoor Lacrosse Championships games hosted by the Onondaga Nation in Syracuse, NY. The  game plays a significant role in many facets of Haudenosaunee culture. This international championship--the first being hosted by a Native nation--provides an opportunity for a focused consideration of the game's role within Native communities, not merely as a means of exercising self-determination, but as an active articulation of sovereignty. Read more

Reflections from The Wildlife Society Field Course

Jul 18, 2015
Featuring Laura Lagunez (AIP Student, '16) Today we’re acknowledging the efforts of our experienced and knowledgeable staff, who annually mentor a lucky group of participants at the Northeast Section of The Wildlife Society field course. Every spring, a group of undergraduate and graduate students arrive at the Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Kehoe Conservation Center for an intensive, 2-week immersion in wildlife field skills.   Read more

Follow AIP on our new LinkedIn Account!

Jul 17, 2015
Established in 1983, the American Indian Program (AIP) provides academic, social and cultural opportunities to students, and supports local Native American communities through our outreach/extension initiatives. Read more

Two AIP Students Win 2015 Udall Scholarships!

Apr 16, 2015
Congratulations to Fredrick Blaisdell ’16 and Steven Ingram ’16 who have received 2015 Udall scholarships, which support undergraduates with excellent academic records and who show potential for careers in environmental public policy, health care and tribal public policy. Read more