New Year, New Beginnings, and Remembering the Past
The Northwestern Band of Shoshone Nation is one of the 8 tribal nations in the state of Utah, this year marks the 160th year of the Bear River Massacre.
New Season, New U
"The winter solstice is an event that has been observed for millenia by many of our Indigenous ancestors...In its period of darkness, the winter solstice is an opportunity to go inward with deep intention, to care for our spiritual selves, our bodies and minds, our loved ones and families, and to prepare for the longer days ahead."
We Are Here: Native Presence at the U
We acknowledge that this land, which is named for the Ute Tribe, is the traditional and ancestral homeland of the Shoshone, Paiute, Goshute, and Ute Tribes.
It’s Always a Good Day to be Indigenous
Since the first Indigenous Peoples' Day Celebration in Salt Lake City, local Indigenous activist and allies continue the efforts to honor Indigenous people and promote the wellbeing and growth of Indigenous communities.
In reclaiming indigenous food ways, Indigenous people are rekindling healthy, sustainable, and ecological food relations.
We Each Have a Path, a Purpose
"We each ha[ve] a path, a purpose that the Creator ha[s] chosen for us. Just as a warbler knows to sing, and build its nest, and fly south in winter," we find our purpose by creating our own paths akin to a "winged samara of a maple tree, a wind-borne seed searching for a place to set root." – Diane Wilson (Dakhóta)
Our Stories, Our Power
"By remembering that social constructs are only what we allow them to be, we can color history through our own eyes, and truly own the Indigenous within us." – J.Nicole Hatfield (Numunuu/Khoiye-Goo)
We are where we have always meant to arrive, pushing our hands against the open sky, alive and pulsing with generations of light-the seventh: we stand, we brush the dirt from our hands; we break open inherited beginnings and begin to build up from the fault lines. - Kinsale Drake (Diné)
Let the Feathers Fly!
Congratulations to the Class of 2022! We recognize your hard work, sacrifice, and perseverance; and we are so very proud of you. We hope that your graduation is only the beginning of many more remarkable achievements in your life. The AIRC will always be your home, no matter where your path takes you.
Walk in Beauty
As spring semester ends and we prepare for graduation, take a moment to pause and reflect on the beauty that surrounds us and unites us in our shared history, culture, language and traditions. The more we embrace knowing ourselves and where we come from, the stronger we will be moving forward.