WATCH: Impact Investigations Webinar on Localizing the “Land Grab Universities” Story

The Fund for Investigative Journalism partnered with the Native American Journalists Association to hold an online forum on localizing the “Land Grab Universities” story.

The groundbreaking investigative report, by grantees Tristan Ahtone and Robert Lee showed how colleges and universities continue to benefit from nearly 11 million acres of land taken from Native Americans in the 1800s. 

This forum includes tips, insights and lessons for journalists seeking to localize the investigation. 


FIJ Grantees Tristan Ahtone and Robert Lee’s investigation, Land Grab Universities.

Ahtone and Lee’s op-ed in the New York Times.

Searchable database of land seizures and land-grant universities.

Panelist Katelyn Vue’s story for the Minnesota Daily on the University’s history of tribal land and those working to acknowledge the historic exploitation of American Indians.