2022.01: The Ongoing Effects of Settler Colonialism in the US
Dr. Jacki Thompson Rand, Assoc. Vice Chancellor for Native Affairs, UIUC
Writings by Dr. Jacki Thompson Rand
Kiowa Humanity and the Invasion of the State. University of Nebraska Press.
"Red, White, and Black: A Personal Essay on Interracial Marriage," in Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies, Volume 29, Numbers 2 & 3, 2008, p. 51-58.
Indigenous Midwest, Digital Humanities Project
Readings on Settler Colonialism
"Settler colonialism and the elimination of the native," by Patrick Wolfe in Journal of Genocide Research, 8:4 (2006), 387-409.
"Entangled Pasts: Land-Grant Colleges and American Indian Dispossession" by Margaret A. Nash in History of Education Quarterly, Volume 59, Issue 4, November 2019, pp. 437 - 467.
July 30, 2020 article from the Smile Politely editorial board with links to stories about UIUC's previous mascot, Chief Illiniwek
Illinois does NOT require the specific teaching of Native American history in K-12 schools.
UIUC Chancellor's website with the official and optional land acknowledgement statements