Indigenous at Johnson

Onodagan man holding a replica Hiawatha belt

Native Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Alaskan Natives make up less than 1% of the population of people in an MBA program and make up just over 2% of the entire US population. In 2017, only 413 Native Americans took the GMAT, and while this isn’t a full indicator as to how many Native American and Indigenous folks applied and went on to an MBA program, this number is still very low. We recognize that for many, the connection to their Indigenous identity may have been taken away from them by colonization, which for many Latinx individuals is a reality. ODI is here to help all with Indigenous identities to reconnect and explore that part of themselves. At Johnson, we strive to create a respectful space of belonging where our Indigenous students are able to show up as their full authentic selves and maintain a connection to their indigeneity.

Life in Ithaca, NY, a small, rural city, offers many advantages with ODI and Cornell University offering intentional support and information about opportunities to connect with other Indigenous students, staff, and faculty at Cornell as well as with the Nations on whose traditional lands we are guests.

Cornell University is located on the traditional homelands of the Gayogo̱hó:nǫɁ (the Cayuga Nation). The Gayogo̱hó:nǫɁ are members of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, an alliance of six sovereign Nations with a historic and contemporary presence on this land.


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Johnson Diversity Hosting Weekend

Johnson Diversity Hosting Weekend is our premier diversity hosting event scheduled in the fall in Ithaca, NY open to women, underrepresented candidates, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and allies.

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