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New Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center Recognizes Nez Perce Tribe

Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center
by Barbara Aston


On August 17, 2017, members of the WSU community gathered in the Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center (ESFCC) for a pre-opening ceremony of blessing led by Nez Perce Drum Waahp Qaqun and Mr. Nakia Williamson, Director of the Nez Perce Tribe Cultural Resource Department.  Mr.  Williamson also served as a cultural consultant to the architectural firm, GGLO, and a contributing artist for the ESFCC.  » More …

WSU Welcomes Native Students to Fall 2017

Canoeing on Lake Coeur d'Alene
by Faith Price, Assistant Director


WSU Native Programs welcomed 597 new and returning Native Cougs to campus in Fall 2017, with multiple activities designed for students to meet each other and faculty and staff.

New students in the Tribal Nation Building Leadership Program participated in a two-day orientation in August at the Coeur d’Alene Tribe’s picturesque Camp Larson.  » More …

Haskell Transfer Student is New Communications Assistant

Shana Lombard
by Shana Lombard, Communications Assistant


Kla-how-yah! My un-tum is Shana Lombard and I am the new Communications Assistant for the year! I am an enrolled member of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe. I am at Washington State to finish my bachelor’s degree in Journalism Production. I transferred in after I received my associate’s degree from Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, KS. » More …

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