VRVO NPR News: Students and faculty at the College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse are becoming more interested in the Native American approach to the environment. The college is making more of an effort to connect with the Onondaga Nation and the Haudenosaunee people.
SUNY-ESF already has an undergraduate minor in native peoples and the environment and next year will announce a graduate program in the same area. Officials from the school are trying to increase awareness that their campus is located on former Onondaga Nation land. A stone monument will be unveiled in the near future recognizing this fact. Robin Kimmerer is the director of the college’s Center for Native Peoples and the Environment, which collaborates with indigenous nations on environmental sustainability.