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Letter from the Executive Director of Tribal Relations

by Zoe Higheagle Strong, Executive Director of Tribal Relations


This has been an excellent winter of work. I am working closely with the Native American Advisory Board to develop an Executive Policy on Tribal Consultation for WSU. This is vital to honoring the voice of our Native American tribes and people when WSU conducts research or develops programs that impact Native American peoples or lands. » More …

Native Youth Invited to NY’EHE Summer Camp at WSU

by Tony Brave, Native American Outreach Coordinator


Native American Programs is excited to announce our annual Native Youth Exploring Higher Education (NY’EHE) summer camp, from July 13-17, 2019. NY’EHE is a summer camp for Native American high school students from around the greater Pacific Northwest region to have fun and explore opportunities in higher education. Up to thirty Native American students entering ninth and tenth grade in the fall of 2020 will be selected to attend the five-day camp held on the WSU Pullman campus. » More …

Native Interests Represented on the Institutional Review Board

by Ken Lokensgard, Assistant Director, Center for Native American Research & Collaborations


Among the aims of the Center for Native American Research and Collaboration (CNRC) is to promote quality collaborative research that meets Tribal needs. The CNRC works toward achieving this in several ways. These include participating on the WSU Human Subjects Institutional Review Board and also offering trainings to faculty, staff, and others engaged in work related to the Tribes. » More …

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 …

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