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Students Hunt Down WSU Landmarks

by Adam Lafountain


On Saturday afternoon after a day full of workshops, all of the EXCEL participants explored around the WSU campus on a scavenger hunt. The mission – looking for landmarks and taking pictures with them to document the hunt. » More …

Letter from the Director

by Barbara Aston


Our newsletter continues to grow right along with the adventures and accomplishments of our students, faculty and staff!  Since our last newsletter, WSU has welcomed their 11th President, Dr. Kirk Schulz. We look forward to getting to know President Schulz and introducing him within the Native community. » More …

Cougs Support Water Protectors in Standing Rock

by Edmund Frazier Myer



Angela Picard, WSU doctoral student, and Nez Perce tribal member, heard about the pipeline on social media. Looking further into the issue, and seeing that it was being compared to the Keystone pipeline, she began to have a genuine concern, said Picard. Cougs are joining tribes from across the nation in rallying to show support for the Standing Rock Sioux and their protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline. » More …

Pullman Transfer Getting Involved in Vancouver

by Edmund Frazier Myer




Emma Johnson, 19, Cowlitz, and a member of WSU’s Native American Women’s Association (NAWA), Ku-Ah-Mah, and Wazzu Singers, was one of the most active students in Native American Programs last year in Pullman.  In fact, she won a tablet for her attendance at so many Native American Programs events over the 2015-16 school year. » More …

Chehalis Student Studies Abroad in Cuba

by Edmund Frazier Myer


From the moment the plane landed in Havana, Cuba, it didn’t take me long to realize that I wasn’t in the United States anymore. The majority of the people on the plane were Cuban-Americans, and they celebrated the landing with a round of applause. Outside of the airport were the families of the Cubans on board. » More …