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Pah-Loots-Puu Powwow Coming to WSU March 22-23

Pah-Loots-Puu Powwow 2019 flyer
by Faith Price, Director, Native American Student Services


The 42nd annual Pah-Loots-Puu Powwow is scheduled for March 22 & 23rd at WSU’s Beasley Coliseum!

The ASWSU Ku-ah-mah Native student organization has been working hard for months to organize their largest event of the year, the Pah-Loots-Puu powwow. Dancers and singers from around the region will be in attendance. The powwow is free and open to the public. » More …

WSU Hosts Native Youth Exploring Higher Education Camp 2019

NYEHE 2019 flyer
by Tony Brave, Native American Outreach Coordinator


Native American Programs at WSU is proud to announce our annual Native Youth Exploring Higher Education (NY’EHE) summer camp, from July 15-19, 2019. NY’EHE is a summer camp for Native American high school students interested in exploring opportunities in higher education.  Up to thirty Native American students entering ninth and tenth grade in the fall of 2019 will be selected to attend the five-day camp held on the WSU Pullman campus. » More …

Retirement Party Planned for Barbara Aston

Barbara Aston's Retirement Party Jan 9, 2019


After 31 years of dedication to WSU’s Native American community, Executive Director of Tribal Relations and Special Assistant to the Provost, Barbara Aston, is retiring from the university. A retirement party is planned for her last day January 9, 2019 at 4 pm in the Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center at 405 Southeast Spokane Street on the WSU Pullman campus.

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Native American Youth Sports Summit

Native Youth Sports Summit Jan 27, 2019
by Anthony Brave, Native American Outreach Coordinator

Heads up all Native athletes and basketball fans!

Native American Programs and WSU Cougar Athletics are combining powers once again to bring Native middle and high school students to campus for a college basketball game, lunch, and an informative conversation on sports opportunities at Washington State University. » More …

WSU, Pullman adopt Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Group in front of tipi on Terrell Mall
by Shana Lombard, Communications Assistant


On October 8, 2018, Washington State University and the city of Pullman celebrated Indigenous Peoples’ Day for the first time.

WSU students, staff and faculty initiated the idea for recognizing the holiday, and with their encouragement, WSU President Kirk Schulz signed a proclamation declaring the 2nd Monday of October Indigenous Peoples’ Day and the Pullman City Council passed a resolution doing the same.

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WSU Alumna Inspires at Welcome BBQ

Barbara Aston, Rebecca Miles, and Zoe Higheagle Strong
by Shana Lombard, Communications Assistant


Rebecca Miles, WSU alumna, encouraged WSU Native students to be bold and to not give up at this semester’s Welcome Back Barbecue in September.

“What I love about the generation today is that you’re not making any apologies in living our way of life,” Miles said.

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