Times Higher Education: Already struggling to address its historical debt to enslaved black Americans, U.S. higher education is now beginning to confront one of its central origin stories: a massive theft from indigenous populations.
Ohio State Professor Stephen Gavazzi learned a painful truth about Land Grant Universities — just after his book on the subject went to press. Now he’s working with a team of Ohio State researchers to find a path to healing harm done to indigenous tribes when they lost lands to fund the university through the Morrill Act of 1862.
Inside Higher Ed: Unfortunately, to date we’ve seen a lot of talk but far less action when it comes to righting past wrongs and healing our nation’s wounds, argues Stephen M. Gavazzi, professor of human development and family science.
John N. Low, Director of the Newark Earthworks Center, was the recipient of a Traditional Indigenous Knowledge grant awarded through The Ohio State University's Global Arts + Humanities Discovery Theme.