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Cultural Support Helps Native American Students Stay in College

Upstairs from a dining hall on a snowy evening, four American Indian students at the University of Wisconsin in Madison drum and sing together at a feast for veterans. Drum rituals are an important part of native culture, a valuable way for these students to keep a link to their traditions while living far away from their communities. This feast was organized by Nichole Boyd, who coordinates advising services for American Indian students on campus. Of Blackfoot, Comanche, Irish and...

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