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Native Youth Sports Summit Scheduled for Feb 23

Save the date! On February 23rd , 2020, all sixth through twelfth-grade students are invited to WSU’s Native American Appreciation Basketball Game and Sports Summit!

Native American Programs and WSU Cougar Athletics are excited to bring Native middle and high school students to campus for the women’s WSU Vs USC game, followed by the Native Youth Sports Summit! Former Seahawk Mack Strong will be the keynote speaker at the Sports Summit. » More …

EXCEL Camp Builds Relations Between Native Youth and Higher Ed

The EXCEL students from 2018 take a fun group photo.
by Tony Brave, Native American Outreach Coordinator


Once again Exploring College Emerging Leaders (EXCEL) Camp will soon be underway! EXCEL is a weekend-long camp on WSU’s Pullman campus, designed for Native High School students, in junior and senior standing, to get connected with the opportunities and services available to them at WSU. Students will explore various fields of study, get to meet current Native students and staff (as well as other like-minded youth), join in on college-wide activities, and get all the hot tips on scholarship writing and the college application process.  It’s totally FREE for all students. All they have to do is apply online! » 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 …

Nez Perce Tribe Funds WSU Native Student Ambassadors

group outside of CUB
by Faith Price, Assistant Director


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 …

Levi Horn Inspires at Sports Summit

Levi Horn with WSU Native Programs staff and students
by Faith Price, Assistant Director


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 …

Recruitment Corner: Watch for WSU in Your Community!

by Autumn Jones


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!

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