The Media Narrative

Land-Grab Universities

LandGrab Universities

These are challenging times for American universities and colleges. But dozens of them would not exist without the financial benefit of land "seized or stolen or otherwise leveraged from indigenous tribes into US hands through violence-backed treaties," says historian Bobby Lee.

Earlier this year, Lee and Tristan Ahtone, an investigative journalist, published a High Country News article resulting from two years of deep research, analysis, and reportage.

In this episode they talk about how some schools have responded—or not—and provide advice for how journalists and everyone else can use the research for further study.

Related Links


Land Grab U website

High Country News article

updated: 4 months ago