VIEWPOINTS

Zuni Pueblo's Challenges Impact Zuni Youth's Perspective On The Tribe's Future Growing up in Zuni I never realized how much I’d miss it once I was gone and living in the dorms on the University of New Mexico campus in Albuquerque, a city that never sleeps. More...

dine

What makes me Diné? Diné or Navajo? I was born on the Navajo Nation and raised with a strong sense of worth, culture, and place. For me, on some level, the words Navajo and Diné represent the same thing, simply a people. More...

A Student Plays The Race Cards
Race in America is complex, like a casino floor. Since the election of America's first black president, Barack Obama, the stakes have been raised. It's unclear who will take the house and leave the floor richer than before, or who will go bust. Let's look at some of the gamblers. More...

 

NEWS

tuitionUNM Students Will Pay More In The Fall 2010

The University of New Mexico Board of Regent's approved a combined tuition and student fee increase of 7.9 percent in early April 2010. The tuition increase goes into effect as of the next fiscal year which begins on July 1, 2010. More..


The Navajo Nation Presidential Election Draws Attention of Student Voter
The Navajo Nation will elect a new president and other officials in the November 2010 election. The Navajo Nation Election Administration's unofficial results for the December 15, 2009 vote on the presidential line-item veto and the council reduction indicate that just under 50 percent of the Navajo Nation registered voters participated in the initiative election. More...

The State of Arizona passed state Senate Bill 1070 prosecutes illegal immigrants who do not produce identification. The Pew Research Center's recent national survey on the issues indicates there is support for the bill. However, according to the survey, young people under the age of 30 years old were less supportive of the bill. More...

We See Them Everyday, Homeless in Albuquerque
Everyday as I walk to class at the University of New Mexico (UNM), it's hard not to notice those who don't even have access to the simple necessities I take for granted. Not once during my life have I ever had to worry about where I would sleep or what I would eat. It’s a privilege I rarely think about, but I do sometimes wonder, being a poor college student, what is the difference? Is my life that much better? More...

AIBA held its fourth annual Native American Career Fair at UNM Campus

The American Indian Business Association held its fourth annual Native American Career Fair at the Anderson School of Management on the University of New Mexico main campus in Albuquerque, NM on April 22, 2010. More...

 

 

DESTINATIONS

505 music

505 Musicians
In the midst of the Southwest, resides a variety of independent artists who produce their own music, compose their own beats, and write their own lyrics.
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travel

The Smell of Sweet Sagebrush and Wet Dirt
As I write these words, the rain trickles down the outside walls of my apartment. The sound of the rain brings alive the memories I have of various rainstorms. I remember the soft misty rains in Chickaloon, Alaska, where the green forest touched the calmed waters surrounding a glacier.... More...

Media Tour at the Southern Ute Reservation in Ignacio, Colorado


Dawn of Nations Today Volumn 5; Issue 1; May 2010, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, N.M.

Dawn of Nations Today is a special edition published by the Native American Studies Department, University College, University of New Mexico
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