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Dec. 27, 2023: CU Boulder hopes to build tribal relationships; Murals as a movement

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Benny Shendo Jr CU Boulder Indigenous Affairs Chancellor Native American
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Benny Shendo Jr. is the University of Colorado Boulder’s associate vice chancellor for Native American affairs. It’s a new position focused on building relationships between the campus and tribes in Colorado.

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For the first time, CU-Boulder has someone focused on its relationship with tribes to encourage Indigenous students and foster economic and cultural development. Then, how the verdict in the trial of paramedics in the death of Elijah McClain might impact first responders. Later, murals as a movement, a storytelling workshop, and the silver lining in a downed tree.