Rutgers Expert Available to Discuss Added Risks to Native Americans Amid COVID-19

Media contact: Cynthia Medina, [email protected], 848-445-1940 New Brunswick, N.J. (Mar. 25, 2020) – Rutgers scholar Camilla Townsend is available to discuss the historical susceptibility of Native Americans to disease and the heightened public health concerns among tribes due to COVID-19. “In January,…

Native Americans did not make large-scale changes to environment prior to European contact

Contrary to long-held beliefs, humans did not make major changes to the landscape prior to European colonization, according to new research conducted in New England featuring faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York. These new insights into the past could help to inform how landscapes are managed in the future.

Columbus Day glorifies the enslavement of Native Americans and should be replaced by Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Columbus Day glorifies the enslavement of Native Americans and should be replaced by Indigenous Peoples’ Day, according to Binghamton University anthropologist Matthew Sanger.  For many Native Americans, Columbus Day is seen as glorifying the colonization of the Americas and the…