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Rare trail marker tree planted at WashU

Rare trail marker tree planted at WashU
An oak tree that had guided Illinois travelers for nearly three centuries collapsed on April 20, 2008. Today, its spirit endures on the Washington University in St. Louis campus, maintaining an ancient practice of human connection with nature. Born in northern Illinois around 1730, that fallen oak, known as “Pathfinder,” was among the last of […]

Scholars look to Indigenous knowledge and practices in fight against climate change

Scholars look to Indigenous knowledge and practices in fight against climate change
As humans grapple with how to protect the environment and sustain life amid intensifying climate issues, St. Louis-area universities and other local institutions are looking to time-tested approaches for ideas as they kick off a free virtual conference later this week. One of those ideas has to do with kinship, an ancient concept that Kyle Whyte, the […]

Buder Center Gets New Funding for Students Working in Indian Country

Buder Center Gets New Funding for Students Working in Indian Country
An innovative program to support Brown School students who are interested in completing part of their practicums in Indian Country has received additional funding of nearly $1 million for an additional four years to build capacity for integrated and trauma-informed behavioral health care. The program, Social Workers Advancing through Grounded Education (SAGE), is led by […]

In Remembrance: David Patterson Silver Wolf

In Remembrance: David Patterson Silver Wolf
The Brown School community is saddened by the loss of David Patterson Silver Wolf, associate professor. An Irish/Cherokee descendent, David’s research focused on two main areas: substance abuse recovery and advocating for underrepresented minority college students, especially those from American Indian/Alaska Native populations.

COVID-19 and American Indians: Dr. Donald Warne on the Devastating Toll of the Pandemic on Native American Populations

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Donald Warne, Director of Indians Into Medicine (INMED) at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences. A renowned expert on American Indian health policies, Dr. Warne talks about the devastating toll COVID-19 is exacting on the nation’s most vulnerable communities,  particularly American […]