October 13, 2020
USD Announces Revitalization of the Institute of American Indian Studies
Author: Jackie Hendry
The Institute of American Indian Studies at the University of South Dakota was the first of its kind in the nation, but decades of funding cuts left it largely inactive.
On Native American Day, the university announced plans to revitalize the institute—including a new director, tribal liaison, and post-doctorate research fellow.
In 1955, state lawmakers founded the institute to support Native students and promote research in tribal histories and cultures. A decade later, the Doris Duke Foundatio