Thursday, February 22, 2024 – How Land Grant universities cash in on broken promises

The University of Wisconsin system takes in more than $1 million a year from lands given them by the federal government a century and a half ago. They are among the institutions that reap what a new investigation by the online publication Grist says is more than $2.2 billion dollars in 2022. The ongoing source of money comes from mining, drilling, farming, and other uses on lands granted by the U.S. Government to promote both continuing education and a policy of removing Native American possession and use of that land. Any past promised benefits to tribes and their citizens are falling short.