Building trust with tribal nations with Karen Diver

Posted on April 21, 2022

Episode Description

In this episode, Rebecca welcomes Karen Diver, the senior advisor to the president for Native American Affairs at the University of Minnesota. Their conversation centers around the university’s history with tribal governments and how higher education institutions can rebuild trust with Indigenous peoples. They also talk about Karen’s own educational experiences and her extensive career – including serving as President Obama’s Special Assistant for Native American Affairs.


University of Minnesota:

University of Minnesota Duluth’s Master of Tribal Administration & Governance program:

Native American Promise Tuition Program:

SMSC Scholarship program:

Dakota land maps by Marlena Myles:

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