News and Announcements

Meskwaki Language Revitalization: Our Journey

Friday, March 11, 2022
Join us March 22, 2022 for a presentation by Meskwaki Language Preservation Director Wayne Pushetonequa.

LNAAC in Action Week

Wednesday, March 9, 2022
We are planning to tie in our 50th Anniversary Celebration with our 15th Annual Latinx In Action Celebration Week (newly named, LNACC in Action Week) which will take place the week of March 27 - April 2. The day of 50th Anniversary Celebration will be Friday April 1, 2022. The Native American Student Association (NASA) is planning for the 26th Annual Powwow to take place on Saturday, April 2, 2022. It'd be a great opportunity for alumni to stay in town, support this long-lasting tradition, and be in space.

Savannah L. Esquivel - Unsettling Representations of Indigenous Peoples in Colonial Mexico

Tuesday, February 22, 2022
In the middle of the sixteenth century, Indigenous communities in Mexico built 251 missions (conventos) at a moment when drought and disease devasted Native populations by 80%. The conventos are among the largest buildings ever constructed in colonial Latin America. They were once considered to be manifestations of the ‘spiritual conquest’ – the forcible conversion of Indigenous peoples by Spanish missionaries. Scholars using Indigenous sources have recently revealed that Native artists, patrons, and labor regimes were critical to the development of monumental Christian art and architecture in Mexico.