Native American and Indigenous Community Takes Shape At UConn

When Kat Milligan-McClellan arrived at UConn in fall 2020, she looked around at the rolling hills, the autumn leaves, and the 18th-century buildings, and immediately knew: Something was missing.

“There were as many as four monuments to Nathan Hale in my town,” says the assistant professor of molecular and cell biology and member of the Inupiaq people. “But there was nothing about Native Americans – no markers, no monuments, no acknowledgments. Nothing.”

And UConn was no different.

This article originally appeared in UConn Today. Click here to read the full article.

By Christine Buckley
Christine Buckley Publicity/Marketing Manager