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Attendees at an event Monday evening meant to highlight Native American culture and history within what is now western Pennsylvania.

Town hall highlights culture, history of Indigenous nations in Pittsburgh

By Betul Tuncer, Senior Staff Writer November 17, 2021
Several Pitt organizations hosted an event Monday evening to highlight Native American culture and history within what is now western Pennsylvania and acknowledge issues that Indigenous people face today.
“First Peoples Past & Present: Native Health and Voting Power,” an event focusing on the history of Native people in Pittsburgh and the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on Native communities, was hosted by Pitt’s Office of Health Sciences Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and the Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion on Wednesday afternoon.

Panel discusses health disparities, voter power in Indigenous communities

By Natalie Frank, Senior Staff Writer January 29, 2021
Two Pitt diversity offices hosted a panel Wednesday afternoon focusing on the history of Native people in and around Pittsburgh, as well as examining the COVID-19 pandemic’s effect on Native communities.
Controversy surrounding Christopher Columbus’ statue in Schenley Park has led to vandalism in recent years. (TPN file photo)

Editorial: On Columbus Day, teach explorer’s whole history

By The Pitt News Editorial Board October 9, 2017

Pitt students undoubtedly enjoyed yesterday’s day off — officially the University’s designated fall break. Unofficially, however, the day’s status as Columbus Day has long created more controversy...

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