Native American students at Harvard Law hope to give back to communities

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 15:20 in Paleontology & Archaeology

There are many things in common between the students from Yuma, Ariz., and Oologah, Okla. They both grew up in small towns in rural America. They were both raised by working-class parents. They both have Native American ancestry. And they both ended up at Harvard Law School. Connor Veneski ’21 is a member of the Cayuga Nation of New York but grew up in the Fort Yuma Reservation in Arizona, home of the Quechan tribe. Chance Fletcher ’21 grew up in Oklahoma and is a member of the Cherokee Nation. At Harvard, Native Americans make up 2 percent of enrolled students. At Harvard Law School (HLS), the two are groundbreakers. A graduate of Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kan., Veneski is the first student admitted to the Law School from a tribal university. Fletcher, who graduated from Princeton University earlier this year, is the first recipient of the American Indian College...

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