Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Native Students Confront Racism at University of Denver

Dear Relatives,

Last month, two University of Denver Greek Life organizations hosted a piercingly offensive Cowboys and Indians theme party where students donned phony headdresses, face paint, loincloths, and all manner of stereotypical viciousness.

Photos of the festivity (some which are attached to this email) surfaced the next day on Facebook. It wasn't long before the photos made their way into the possession of the Native Student Alliance.

After weeks of correspondence with the director of student activities at DU, the school and the Greek Life organizations – Lambda Chi Alpha and Delta Delta Delta – have agreed to publicly apologize to the members of the Native Student Alliance.

Yet we, the members of NSA, believe that they should not only apologize to us, but to the American Indian community at large for their arrogance and ignorance.

Hence, we invite you to come to the University of Denver this Wednesday, March 28 at 4 p.m. at Driscoll Green, which is a open space between the Sturm College of Law and Sturm Hall, located at 2255 East Evans Avenue, Denver, CO 80210.

For more information, please email Viki Rey Eagle, co-chair of the Native Student Alliance at Viki.eagle@gmail.com.

Thank you for time and consideration. We hope to see you Wednesday at 4 p.m.


The Native Student Alliance at the University of Denver


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