This Indigenous Peoples’ Day, we’ve gathered Columbia students, faculty, and staff to reflect on the indigenous history of the land on which the university sits, the activism of Native Americans on Columbia's campuses, and the indigenous scholarship that takes place at the university.
“My existence as an indigenous person is dedicated to furthering an understanding of our history, our culture, and our struggles in the present,” says Audra Simpson, Professor of Anthropology. “It is my entire body of research, it is my future research, my teaching, and my pedagogy. So, it is not just one day for me. It is my life.”