Native American student athletes recognized at basketball game

Native American Heritage Day was held in recognition of the nine South Dakota tribal nations with the 11 native athletes on campus at the Dakota Dome on Saturday, Feb. 19, during the men’s basketball game against Western Illinois.  The director of native student services Megan Red Shirt-Shaw and director of native recruitment and alumni engagement […]

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Native American Day celebrated in South Dakota

This year, for the first time in history, the United States president recognized the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples’ Day. In 1990, Columbus Day was changed to Native American Day in South Dakota. USD student Rachel Overstreet is the new Tiospaye Student Council president.  “Indigenous people, especially in South Dakota and in the […]

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Institute of American Indian Studies to return to USD

Since 1990, South Dakota has celebrated Native American Day instead of Columbus Day on the second Monday of October each year. This year, USD celebrated the holiday by announcing the revitalization of the Institute of American Indian Studies (IAIS). The IAIS, originally established at USD in 1955, was discontinued in 2009 after losing funding due […]

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