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WSU Students Share Stories from Standing Rock

by Edmund Frazier Myer and Faith Price
photos and video footage courtesy of Greg Urqhart


Throughout fall semester, multiple WSU Native American students have shown their support for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in their opposition to the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) that would potentially cross the reservation’s water supply. Students have held “NoDAPL” demonstrations on Terrell Mall, collected supplies, and traveled to be part of the camps of “water protectors” that have gathered on the Standing Rock Reservation.

On Monday, December 5, WSU students Greg Urquhart, Kyra Antone, and Mykel Johnson shared their experiences at Standing Rock as part of a panel presentation.  » More …

Cougs Support Water Protectors in Standing Rock

by Edmund Frazier Myer



Angela Picard, WSU doctoral student, and Nez Perce tribal member, heard about the pipeline on social media. Looking further into the issue, and seeing that it was being compared to the Keystone pipeline, she began to have a genuine concern, said Picard. Cougs are joining tribes from across the nation in rallying to show support for the Standing Rock Sioux and their protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline. » More …

Pullman Transfer Getting Involved in Vancouver

by Edmund Frazier Myer




Emma Johnson, 19, Cowlitz, and a member of WSU’s Native American Women’s Association (NAWA), Ku-Ah-Mah, and Wazzu Singers, was one of the most active students in Native American Programs last year in Pullman.  In fact, she won a tablet for her attendance at so many Native American Programs events over the 2015-16 school year. » More …

Chehalis Student Studies Abroad in Cuba

by Edmund Frazier Myer


From the moment the plane landed in Havana, Cuba, it didn’t take me long to realize that I wasn’t in the United States anymore. The majority of the people on the plane were Cuban-Americans, and they celebrated the landing with a round of applause. Outside of the airport were the families of the Cubans on board. » More …