Wednesday, March 2, 2022

The University of Iowa is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. One place on campus that embodies that commitment may not be on most people’s radar – that place is the Native Nations Room, located on the 3rd Floor of the Iowa Memorial Union (IMU).

That commitment is also embodied in the UI Indigenous Land Acknowledgement, which states, in part, that the institution understands “the historical and current experiences of Native peoples will help inform the work we do; collectively as a university to engage in building relationships through academic scholarship, collaborative partnerships, community service, enrollment and retention efforts acknowledging our past, our present and future Native Nations.” The room “features a timeline of notable events related to Native communities in Iowa, as well as showcases visual elements that remain important to Native Nations and their traditions.” UI Staff Council encourages all staff to visit the Native Nations Room to acknowledge our past and act in the present to celebrate the contributions of our Native Nations staff colleagues.