Organized Native Americans At Harvard Feel Invisible

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And held a panel discussion to discuss it. “Native American Harvard affiliates spoke about feelings of “indigenous invisibility” on campus and potential solutions to the issue at a panel last Monday,” Laura C. Espinoza and Lusy Liu reported in The Harvard Crimson. “The event, co-hosted by Native Americans at Harvard College and the College Events Board, drew students and faculty across the University.”

“Dubbed ‘We’re Still Here; A Discussion of Indigenous Invisibility at Harvard,’ the panel centered on the personal experiences of some Native American Harvard affiliates who feel left out and overlooked in Cambridge.
Panel moderator and Executive Director of the Harvard University Native American Program Shelly C. Lowe said issues of invisibility needed to be addressed and overcome because of their potential effect on public representations of Native Americans.”

By the way, November is Native American month at Harvard. If the “affiliates” feel invisible at Harvard, they should empathize with Asian-Americans, who, we learned in a recent court case in Boston, have the lowest acceptance rate and highest SAT scores of any ethnic group at Harvard.