Progress

Creating Inclusive Cohorts Training Program

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Through collaboration between The RIGS Initiative, the Department of American Studies, and the Department of American Indian Studies, the American Studies graduate program has been awarded a “Creating Inclusive Cohorts” Training Program from the Graduate School Diversity Office, UMN. This award allows the American Studies graduate program to make first-year fellowship offers to six doctoral students entering the program in Fall 2019, in the field of critical indigenous studies.

This cohort will make a crucial impact throughout the university because the University of Minnesota is at the cutting-edge, the vanguard, of American Indian and Indigenous Studies internationally, our land-grant institution itself occupies indigenous lands, and the Twin Cities is home to one of the largest and most diverse urban indigenous communities in the US. To increase our cohort of under-represented graduate students who are working in critical indigenous studies would promote excellence and diversity throughout multiple university and local communities.

Read the full article on the RIGS Initiative website.

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