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Native American and Indigenous Initiatives

Northwestern is committed to enhancing inclusion of Native Americans in many aspects of the University community. The John Evans Study Committee Report, completed in May 2014, explored the impact of the Sand Creek Massacre in Northwestern's history. The Native American Outreach and Inclusion Task Force Report, released in November 2014, provided valuable research, analysis, insight and recommendations to launch the Native American Inclusion initiative. Learn more about  Native American and Indigenous Initiatives.

The Northwestern campus sits on Native land, once occupied by the Council of Three Fires Nations which includes the Chippewa, Ottawa and Potawatomi. It is within Northwestern's responsibility as an academic institution to disseminate knowledge about Native peoples and the institution's history with them.