I’ve heard, met, and participated in various activities with Ward over the years. I’ve been with him at various UU churches as well (Eugene, Denver). I’m not sure how well known he is among UU’s overall, but he is well known among young adults from what I can tell. I heard from some UU young adults who attended the US Social Forum in Atlanta that he was there, and they were impressed (research has included addressing issues of genocide, native americans, cultural identity).
Colorado is a hotbed from my experience of American Indian activism, when I worked at Metro State College over a decade ago, Oneida Meranto and Glenn Morris were both local professors who were part of a small group of prominent native identified and conscious teachers and activists. It was an amazing place to be connected.
It is official, Ward has been fired from UC Boulder. But it isn’t over.
Dozens of Churchill backers, some wearing T-shirts reading "I Am Ward
Churchill," booed and cursed when the vote was announced. At a news
conference afterward, Churchill criticized the findings against him as
fraudulent and said he was staying in Boulder and fighting to regain