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Letter from the Executive Director of Tribal Relations

Zoe Higheagle Strong

Dear friends,

Our fall semester has seen many positive developments in Tribal Relations at Washington State University. On October 25, we held our biannual meeting of the Native American Advisory Board to the President. We were joined by President Kirk Schulz and incoming Interim Provost Bryan Slinker. Dr. Slinker, as one of his first acts as Provost, added his signature to the Memorandum of Understanding between WSU and the Signatory Tribes. In so doing, he emphasized his office’s commitment to the MOU, which established the Advisory Board and which represents WSU’s ongoing commitment to the MOU Signatory Tribes and to Native students and communities generally. » More …

Native Research Focused on by WSU CNRC

The Center for Native American Research and Collaboration (CNRC) continues its efforts to promote the importance of Indigenous knowledge and to facilitate collaborative research. While such needs are great, we benefit from the support of the administration and from many faculty members and staff throughout WSU and beyond. We remain committed to our work, and we’re initiating new policies, workshops, and other activities that help us meet these needs. » More …

Native Youth Sports Summit Scheduled for Feb 23

Save the date! On February 23rd , 2020, all sixth through twelfth-grade students are invited to WSU’s Native American Appreciation Basketball Game and Sports Summit!

Native American Programs and WSU Cougar Athletics are excited to bring Native middle and high school students to campus for the women’s WSU Vs USC game, followed by the Native Youth Sports Summit! Former Seahawk Mack Strong will be the keynote speaker at the Sports Summit. » More …

EXCEL Camp Builds Relations Between Native Youth and Higher Ed

The EXCEL students from 2018 take a fun group photo.
by Tony Brave, Native American Outreach Coordinator

 

Once again Exploring College Emerging Leaders (EXCEL) Camp will soon be underway! EXCEL is a weekend-long camp on WSU’s Pullman campus, designed for Native High School students, in junior and senior standing, to get connected with the opportunities and services available to them at WSU. Students will explore various fields of study, get to meet current Native students and staff (as well as other like-minded youth), join in on college-wide activities, and get all the hot tips on scholarship writing and the college application process.  It’s totally FREE for all students. All they have to do is apply online! https://native.wsu.edu/excel/ » More …