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.