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Dan Wildcat notes that Haskell's problems are rooted in the ....Union.


All quiet on the Lawrence Kansas, Haskell Indian Nations University campus.... As summer starts and we find no students (or for that matter faculty who are getting paid) on campus, we need to summarize the past year.

At a recent AIHEC meeting, Dan Wildcat noted that Haskell's problems are rooted in the .....what is the word we're looking for here...union. An odd statement to make in front of forty or so folks....as a card carrying member.

Our summary allows us to use the more colorful Indian names of folks, because they all want to be "traditional" and traditionally you would be named for your actions...some of these guys earned their names as adults and that's not all that unheard of either.

We note that Venita Chenault (VCEM) recently congratulates Dean of Redemption for now being appointed into a position that doesn't exist, by administrators without the authority, and prior to a real president being allowed to choose a cabinet.

Princess CrazyHair is advertising far and wide for a president of a college and perhaps forgot to tell Dr. FBI, Dr. EcoPlanet, or Dr. VCEM that the position was open, or perhaps she did and they are reluctant to move from a cushy 60k-100K job to one that requires...well, work, expertise, and is rewarded by about 40k.

We wonder if Dr. FBI is getting unemployement and salary at the same time, we don't think it would be the first time.

And finally Crouching Tiger is still one step ahead of the law....but it will find him.

If there's one thing Haskell teaches us, it's patience.

haskellnews commentary 05/25/2011


NMXeagle 5 years, 1 month ago

Who is FBI? Is GFox looking for a job, or advertising one at HINU? Inquiring minds also want to know how a person who came into HINU claiming to be ndn has now been found not to be enrolled. How can that person still be there? There are nons teaching at HINU but they said so up front. People w/o expertise in their areas are common there and at KU but there is too much grant $ involved to stop them. BUT since HINU is an ndn school, seems there would be some action about identity claims. Also will say that your other post about how LW and VC are alike would have been miles longer if you had changed it to how they differ.

irvan moore 5 years, 1 month ago

i like Dan, one of the best educators we have in our community.

roamingnome 5 years, 1 month ago

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kernal 5 years, 1 month ago

Nothing like a bit of potential libel to go with the morning java.

haskellnews 5 years, 1 month ago

We received these questions from a reader today:

To each his own. Have you asked Wildcat about any of the traditional ways of his people that he follows? Is the answer...none? Does a good instructor not walk the talk? Is he more white than Native? If so how can he teach Native students from a Native perspective? He has not and does not live that life does he?

Does anyone know if Dan uses(or has used) grant money to try and become an expert in a scientific field when that is not his degree? Does, he follows the norm for some Haskell employees?Also are there any Haskell faculty who have affairs with their students? And then maybe hires them? If so, is it not difficult to respect this kind of person regardless if you think he is a good instructor? Questions, questions questions…..

sbobandme 5 years, 1 month ago

As my wife and I understand it Dan Wildcat is member of the Yuchi Tribe the last decades of the 20th century, the surviving Yuchi have reorganized and tried to gain federal recognition as a tribe, they have not been successful. The unrecognized Euchee (Yuchi) Tribe of Indians is headquartered in Sapulpa, Oklahoma. Therefore he would not be recognized as a member of a federally recognized tribe. He should be telling people this when he is running all around the country proclaiming to be an American Indian expert in climate change and receiving grant after grant for his supposed expertise in this field. He degrees are in sociology ( surprise)! and Public Administration. We found that here: webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:PZ9D95BhDtYJ:people.ku.edu/~bbrandon/Dan%2520Wildcat.html+what+is+dan+wildcat's+degree+in%3F&cd=8&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us&source=www.google.com

katatnite 5 years, 1 month ago

How does Dan get away with teaching at Haskell and getting grants in a field he does not have any degrees in? Kinda like a social worker trying to become president of a university !

drillsgt 5 years, 1 month ago

venida promised him a job....because she knows what's best for indians..."get your AIS at my program.. at my school..then go back and help your tribe"...well two years she had the chance to get Haskell ready..and now no summer school, classes that dont transfer, some of her classes are no better than a high school credit....well if she want to help native people go up the road on 75 and help them first ..and dan is still getting rich by making students in his classes buy his book...did he report that as required...he is making $ of Haskell student?..is this a ethics conflict?...more to follow

sbobandme 5 years, 1 month ago

@ drillsgt you are right on the mark.

We thought Haskell was having budget problems? if that's so why are their teachers working this summer with no students to teach? Dan Wildcat probably should be in trouble over that making students buy his book thing. My wife and I looked at the US Dept of Justice site and it states" A federal employee is prohibited from participating in any matter in which he has a financial interest." Why does this not apply to Dan Wildcat? Are the books he is making students buy on climate? too us that a second problem, since he has no apparent degree in climate anything? My wife and I have said it before and we will say it again Haskell is a waste of taxpayers dollars and needs to be closed it continues to get worse by the minute. Venita Chenault and Dan Wildcat do need too go on up the road to 75.

roamingnome 5 years ago

It is unethical to require students to buy his book. And I am willing to bet it deals with climate change. Oh well, same stuff over and over, Chenault is supportive of Wildcat so nothing will be done.

The question about hiring his former female students under his grant, is that true or not? It just seems the unethical problems at Haskell continue. I also have a friend who is a neighbor to a Haskell grant worker where parties are thrown for students. She said it sounded like they were having a blast until the police showed up. Unethical??? What poor PR for Haskell.

Will the new president clean all this up, or will he/she be run off too?

friendofhaskell 5 years ago

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enoughalready 5 years ago

these comments are so comical its sad... if you only knew what you were talking about..at least its anonymous. Whenever I want a good laugh I check out this blog and the comments.. oh the comments.

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