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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 …

Letter from the Executive Director of Tribal Relations

staff group photo at the Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center.

 

Dear friends,

January 9th marked a special time for the Tribal Relations Office and Native American Programs. First, we celebrated the retirement of our dear friend and long-time leader, Barbara Aston. After 31 years of dedication to Native American education, she is now enjoying extra time with her family and still remains passionate about service. I have now served as the Executive Director of Tribal Relations for almost two months and continue my work as Assistant Professor in Educational Psychology and the Director of the Center for Native American Research and Collaboration. These positions complement each other in many ways. » More …