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 …
by Faith Price, Director of Native American Student Services
One hundred Native middle and high school students traveled to WSU from as far away as Portland, Oregon and Nooksack, Washington to take part in the annual Native American Youth Sports Summit sponsored by WSU Native American Programs and WSU Athletics. » More …
WSU’s Native American Programs received a grant through the Nez Perce Tribe’s Local Education Program Fund for the fourth consecutive year in support of the Native American Student Ambassador Program.
Four current Native students have been hired as ambassadors to assist with outreach to prospective Native American students. The 2018-19 ambassadors are: Jaissa Grunlose (Colville Confederated Tribes), Austin Kicking Woman (Yakama Nation), MyKel Johnson (Nez Perce), and Sara Mills (Colville Confederated Tribes). » More …
Nearly 100 middle and high school students, parents, and chaperones traveled to Washington State University to attend the 6th annual Native Youth Sports Summit and Native American Appreciation Day basketball game on January 28. Attendees came from as far away as Nooksack, Lyle, Inchelium, Toppenish, Cusick, and Lapwai.
One of the highlights of this year’s Sports Summit was the opportunity to hear from Northern Cheyenne tribal member Levi Horn whose athletic career took him all the way to the NFL. Horn spent two years with the Chicago Bears, followed by a short stint with the Minnesota Vikings. Now he works for the Native Project in Spokane as a substance abuse counselor. » More …
WSU’s Native American Programs received a $10,000 grant through the Nez Perce Tribe’s Local Education Program Fund for the third consecutive year in support of the Native American Student Ambassador Program. » More …
WSU Native American Programs is hosting the Native Youth Exploring Higher Education (NY’EHE) summer camp July 17-21. Forty Native American students entering ninth and tenth grade in the fall of 2017 will attend a five-day camp held on the WSU Pullman campus. This camp is made possible by support from the Bonneville Power Administration. » More …
This time of year my traveling schedule will slow and I will focus on helping our applicants for fall 2017. If you are planning any events for the spring, please let me know so I can get them on my calendar. I attend college fairs, conferences, and recruitment events throughout Indian Country. Here are some locations I will be visiting this winter!
Native American Programs invites students to campus on April 22, 2017 to hear insider advice on playing college sports from successful Native athletes during the Native American Youth Sports Summit, followed by the WSU Cougar Baseball game. » More …
I am traveling throughout Washington, Idaho, Montana and Oregon this fall to meet prospective Cougs! If I don’t see you on the road, you are also encouraged to make a campus visit to WSU Pullman. We can help with individual or group visits.
FALL 2016 Native Outreach Calendar:
27-Sept Missoula, MT (completed)
28-Sept Polson, MT (completed)
4-Oct Tonasket/Omak/Okanogan (completed)
5-Oct Lake Roosevelt HS (completed)
6-Oct Redmond HS PNACAC Fair (completed)
7-Oct Madras/Roots Program (completed)
17-Oct Nixyawaii HS
18-Oct Pendleton HS
19-Oct Yakama Tribal School
20-Oct Wapato/Toppenish HS
21-Oct White Swan HS
28-30-Oct EXCEL “EXploring College Emerging Leaders”