Tribal Flags to Fly Over DU Campus
The University of Denver is situated on the traditional homelands of Cheyenne and Arapaho peoples. As a result of the Sand Creek massacre and other events, these communities were driven from Colorado and forced to resettle on reservations in Wyoming, Montana and Oklahoma. Yet, according to treaties between representatives of these Nations and the United States Government, Cheyenne and Arapaho people retain legal claims to their original lands.
The University of Denver acknowledges such claims. In order to signify this recognition, while also honoring the sovereign political status of the Northern Cheyenne, Northern Arapaho and Southern Cheyenne and Arapaho Nations, their tribal flags will be displayed on campus now and in the future alongside the flags of the United States, the State of Colorado and the University of Denver.
A ceremony to place the Cheyenne and Arapaho flags, presided by Chancellor Rebecca Chopp, Provost Gregg Kvistad and representatives of the three Native Nations is scheduled for April 2, 2018 from 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. This event will be held in the Driscoll Student Center North. All members of DU community are encouraged to attend.