The Native American and Indigenous Studies (NAIS) spring graduation at the University of Wyoming have been canceled. Along with this, the Native American Summer Institute will be offered virtually this year to students in high school.

Both events have been changed for the safety of all families and students involved.

Plans are to recognize Native graduates for their achievements will include giving each student gifts from NAIS and UW’s Native American Education, Research and Cultural Center (NAERCC), with the blankets being from Eighth Generation, a Native-owned company.

This summer’s Native high school institute is June 7-11, and is a summer pre-college program that is designed to familiarize Native American high school students from the Wind River Indian Reservation and surrounding communities to the UW campus and to the town of Laramie.

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