Haskell Cultural Center and Museum
About the Cultural Center and Museum:
On Behalf of the students in both the past and present, we welcome you to our home page. Please take time to learn about unique Tribal cultures that are represented today at Haskell Indian Nations University. We hope you can stop by and experience the Cultural Center soon!
Haskell Cultural Center and museum celebrates the strength and resiliency of the students and their contribution to what today has grown to become Haskell Indian Nations University. Punctuating the re-emergence of Indigenous expression, Haskell strives to incorporate the elements of Tribal pride and self-determination into its academics and University spirit.
Absorbed into the past was an institution founded to kill the Indian and save the man; instead Haskell has victoriously emerged as a unique opportunity for students to be educated using both holistic and linear academic concepts. Fundamentally through the continued efforts of Haskell students and Alumni the legacy of Haskell continues to live and thrive through the Cultural Center.
Historic in time, founded in education and rich in heritage Haskell Indian Nation University has ascended through the thresholds of time, policy, and strife only to persist and prevail as the only academy of its kind- ONWARD HASKELL.
The vision of the Haskell Cultural Center and Museum is to respectfully serve as a steward of living Tribal materials, traditions and culturThe vision of the Haskell Cultural Center and Museum is to respectfully serve as a steward of living Tribal materials, traditions and cultural arts. Using these tools as a vehicle of transmission to truthfully convey the story of Haskell’s remarkable evolution from a government boarding school to its present day fully accredited University status. The Cultural Center celebrates the living heritage and culture of all tribal peoples and strives to continue the legacy of education through culturally based exhibitions, educational programs, tribal cultural art classes and internships. It serves as a teaching facility for Haskell students, staff, faculty, alumni, researchers and general public.
The Cultural Center’s future goal is to create and provide educational programing for local school districts, provide trainings on culturally sensitive topics including tribal education and Haskell’s history.
The Mission of the Haskell Cultural Center and Museum is to provide Tribal students and communities with programs and exhibitions that enhance the understanding and appreciation of the unique history of Haskell Indian Nations University. The Cultural Center serves as the leading institution of holistic education and intellectual prominence of Indigenous culture and fine arts providing the resources for academic research to faculty and tribal communities.