Haskell Indian Nations University: President Sends “Directive” to Student Newspaper Editor About “Respect” for Administrators

Category: Free Speech
Schools: Haskell Indian Nations University

On October 16, 2020, the president of Haskell Indian Nations University, a public university operated by the federal government, sent a letter — styled as a “directive” — to Jared Nally, the Editor-in-Chief of the student newspaper, The Indian Leader. The “directive” said Nally was “someone who routinely attacks Haskell employees with letters,” faulting him for asking the local police department for information about the death of a university employee and bringing “unwarranted attention” to the university’s president, Dr. Ronald Graham. On October 26, FIRE, along with the Student Press Law Center and Native American Journalists Association, wrote to Graham calling on him to rescind the “directive.”