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War Paint performs at the CIC's 35th Annual Powwow at Hooker fields on March 5, 2022.

Carolina Indian Circle holds first in-person powwow since pandemic

This year marked the Carolina Indian Circles’ 35th annual powwow, one of the largest collegiate powwows on the East Coast — and the CIC's first since the pandemic began in 2020. “It’s kind of like having a family reunion where you’re just coming back to this common space that you only see annually," Evynn Richardson, CIC's culture co-chairperson, said. CIC members said that, especially at a predominately white institution, having a Native American identity often means fighting to have their voices heard. 

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HBCU representatives hold summit on pandemic's disparate effect on mental health.

HBCU representatives hold summit on pandemic's disparate effect on mental health

On Feb. 23, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services partnered with historically Black colleges and universities to host a mental health summit. The summit, “Peeling Back the Layers on Minority Mental Health,” aimed to address the needs of minority students and faculty at HBCUs in North Carolina and the mental health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. “I've seen a totally big jump on trauma with our students and, of course, grief,” Aishia Griffin, director of Counseling Services at Bennett College, said.

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