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Native Student Retreat Gets Cougs Out on Lake Coeur d’Alene

by Faith Price, Director of Native American Student Services

 

Shouts of “Go Cougs!” echoed across Lake Coeur d’Alene as seventeen students on stand-up paddle boards glided across the water during the first annual Native Student Retreat September 14th and 15th.

“It was a lot of fun!” said sophomore Kamapolani Garcia (Tohono O’odham/White Mountain Apache). “It was a good bonding experience, too.” » More …

Washington State Chapter of Alpha Pi Omega Celebrates National Sorority Turning 25

by Shana Lombard, Communications Assistant

 

Twenty five years ago at UNC-Chapel Hill, the country’s first Native American-based Greek letter organization formed with the intent to generate a much-needed sisterhood for Indigenous women at a university level.

As the organization reached it’s silver anniversary, the WSU Provisional Chapter of Alpha Pi Omega Sorority, Inc (formerly WSU Expansion Chapter) brought the celebration to the Palouse with Foundations Week, a week dedicated to honoring the organization and all it has done for its membership. » More …

Kelly McCracken

May 2019 graduate Kelly McCracken opens up about her time at WSU…

Kelly McCracken
Major/minors: Athletic training with a minor in psychology
Tribal Affiliation:  Afognak Native Corporation
Hometown: Fall City, Washington » More …

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 …

Native Graduates Walk in the Fall 2018 Multicultural Graduation Celebration

December 2018 graduates Malik Johnson (Blackfeet) and Becka Oehler (Tlingit).
by Shana Lombard, Communications Assistant

 

The fall 2018 semester came to a close with the Multicultural Graduation Celebration in December 2018.

Students donned special graduation stoles made with fabric representative of the four culturally-based student centers on campus while giving a speech of their time at WSU and a toast to those who’ve helped them along the way. Faith Price, Director of Native American Student Services, also makes Native students Pendleton stoles to wear in addition. » More …