• Indigenous outfits on display at the Longyear Museum of Anthropology
    As Halloween approaches, the issue of cultural appropriation in costumes is brought to the fore. To address stereotypes and celebrate indigenous identities, the Longyear Museum of Anthropology opened the Not a Costume exhibition on Sept. 27. “We felt it was important that the exhibition coincided with Halloween so we get people to think critically about […]
    October 30, 2018
  • Congratulations to Maggie Dunne ’13 and Ryan Smith ’13, each of whom has made an appearance on one of Forbes magazine’s 30 Under 30 lists. Dunne, who double majored in Native American studies and religion, founded Lakota Children’s Enrichment, Inc., (LCE) while still in high school. As a Colgate sophomore, she joined the university’s Thought Into Action […]
    January 5, 2016
  • Using the night sky to explain the culture of different societies is a practice familiar to Professor Anthony Aveni. In early December, the distinguished astronomy and anthropology professor co-hosted a symposium intended to spark a dialogue about Native American sacred sites and exploring their connections to cosmic events.
    December 17, 2014
  • Typically a student accompanies a professor on a research expedition, not the other way around. But nothing about Maggie Dunne ’13 is typical. Dunne, who is founder of Lakota Children’s Enrichment, Inc. (LCE), a non-profit foundation dedicated to promoting awareness and assistance to families on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, invited Professor. Peter Balakian, a […]
    March 26, 2013
  • A nonprofit organization created by Maggie Dunne ‘13 has been named one of the top five “literacy champions” of 2012 by Scholastic, a welcome recognition of her efforts to help residents of the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. Dunne’s nonprofit — recently renamed Lakota Children’s Enrichment (LCE) — was cited for its efforts in […]
    December 11, 2012
  • In order to curate a new exhibit of local Native American objects at the Hamilton Library, Colgate students Gillian Weaver ‘14 and Lilyan Jones ‘13, sorted through thousands of artifacts in the university’s Longyear Museum of Anthropology. The result of their semester-long exploration of the Longyear collection is “Local Legacies: A look at the Material […]
    December 3, 2012