Indigenous Nations at Kenyon, a Conversation with Yohanna Ewing ’16

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In an effort to highlight some of the many different groups on campus, we asked Yohanna Ewing ’16 about Indigenous Nations at Kenyon and what this organization does on campus and how she got involved with them.

What kind of work does Indigenous Nations do on campus?

Indigenous Nations at Kenyon cultivates discussion on Native American issues between Native and non-Native students. This is carried out in our biweekly Sunday meetings at 2:00 pm in Lentz House as well as events throughout the year such as Native American Heritage Month.

 

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Do it tonight: Luci Tapahonso

Luci Tapahonso, the first and current Poet Laureate of the Navajo Nation.

Luci Tapahonso, the first and current Poet Laureate of the Navajo Nation.

To open Kenyon’s first Native American Heritage Month, the Poet Laureate of the Navajo Nation, Luci Tapahonso, will read her poetry tonight. Luci Tapahonso, an acclaimed Diné poet, has written five books of poetry and stories and one children’s book. This event is sponsored by INK (Indigenous Nations at Kenyon), the Hubbard Chair in Poetry, the History Department, the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and the Kenyon Review. Continue reading