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Recognizing the land during Native American Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage Month, a time to recognize and respect Indigenous culture. This month also recalls the dark past of colonized land.  Land acknowledgements, formal documents honoring tribal homelands, are used by institutions across America, including WCU.   WCU sits on land that was, and remains, the ancestral and […]

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A chat with Digali’i president Aaliyah Swimmer

Recently, Digali’i, the Native American student organization on campus, elected a new president, Aaliyah Swimmer. Digali’i provides opportunities for learning and promoting Native American history and culture. The organization promotes the significance of Cherokee history, culture and contributions to the campus of Western Carolina University and the surrounding communities. Senior […]