Campus Programs

Explore programs at the University of Kansas for Native American students/families and those that work with Native American communities and tribal nations.

Indigenous Studies

Gain interdisciplinary skills to conduct theoretical and applied research and develop creative solutions to issues facing Indigenous communities.

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Tribal Judicial Support Clinic

In the Tribal Judicial Support Clinic at KU Law, students work on research projects for tribal courts. Past projects include tribal code development, legal research, drafting legal memoranda and drafting judicial orders. Clinic students have opportunities to meet with tribal attorneys and judges at tribal headquarters. Through the clinic, students have done groundbreaking work for local tribes.

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Haskell/KU Exchange Program

A wonderful opportunity for both Haskell Indian Nations University students and University of Kansas students to take classes at either KU or Haskell while remaining a full-time student at their home campus.

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HERS Summer Internship Program

The HERS Summer Internship program is dedicated to preparing tribal college students for graduate school and to help meet the challenges of climate and environmental change.

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Tribal Law & Government Center

Founded in 1995, the Tribal Law & Government Center at KU Law aims to prepare a new generation of advocates for careers representing Indigenous peoples

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Kansas Serves Native American Families (KSNAF)

KSNAF seeks to improve the well-being, safety, and permanency of Native American children affected by parent and community substance abuse through culturally integrated implementation and evaluation of the Strengthening Families Program (SFP)

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Culturally Responsive Early Literacy Intervention (CRELI)

Since 2020, the CRELI grant continues to serve the Native American community in Northeast Kansas by supporting early language and literacy development and culturally responsive instruction.

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