Helping Native students succeed <br>in contemporary university settings<br>

(EDITOR’S NOTE: This column is excerpted from the chapter “Graduating Indigenous Students by Confronting the Academic Environment” in “Indigenizing the Academy” — forthcoming from University of Nebraska Press, edited by Devon Mihesuah and Angela Cavender Wilson.)

Why is it that many Native students fail to graduate from universities?

Many of the reasons have been examined in numerous education essays, but the vast majority of those studies have been conducted by non-Natives far removed from the realities of Native life.

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