Category: Video

  • Cornell and the Morrill Act: 120 Years of Land Acquisition

    Published on the Any Person, Many Stories: History of Exclusion and Inclusion at Cornell blog. by Jacobi Kandel, Maggie Lam, and Zelazzie Zepeda October 2023 After learning about the dispossession of Native Land during the founding of their institution, students in Professor Kurt Jordan’s AIIS 1100 Indigenous North America class felt it was imperative to discuss…

  • Debts, ethics, and redress: Moving Land Grab University work forward

    Dr. Meredith Alberta Palmer (Six Nations Tuscarora), Cornell Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow In early 2020, an investigative report on “Land Grab Universities” was released by High Country News, detailing how the dispossession of hundreds of Indigenous Peoples of their lands provided the seed money for the founding of the United States land grant university system, instated…

  • Cornell’s Relationship to Indigenous Dispossession: Geneva and Beyond

    On March 10, 2021, Cornell University Associate Professor Kurt A. Jordan, who also directs the American Indian and Indigenous Studies Program (AIISP) and chairs AIISP’s Cornell University and Indigenous Dispossession Committee, spoke to faculty, staff, and students at Cornell AgriTech (in Geneva, New York) and Cornell’s School of Integrated Plant Science (SIPS).  His presentation focused…