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Nimiipuu Perspectives Speaker Series II: Language, Song, and Place

April 8 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

WSU Pullman is located on the homelands of the Nimíipuu (Nez Perce) Tribe and Palus people. The Nimíipuu maintain legal rights and moral responsibilities to engage and protect this land. Please join us for the second of three meetings, featuring respected members of the Nez Perce Tribe, sharing their perspectives on topics relating to their homeland, history, traditional practices, and treaty rights. It is especially important that we hear such perspectives, as a Land Grant University that has benefitted from the appropriation of Indigenous lands (see the High County News articles on “Land Grab Universities”)

At this meeting, we will hear from Harry Slickpoo, Jr. and Andre Picard, Jr. Mr. Slickpoo will talk about nimipuutimt, the Nez Perce language, and how it shapes relationships and conveys traditional knowledge about this landscape. Mr. Picard will complement the conversation by discussing Nez Perce song, stories, and cultural practices that maintain those relationships and knowledge.

Important Note: Both internal and external WSU meeting attendees must be signed into Zoom to join the meeting. Join Zoom Meeting from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, or Android:

For more information, contact Dr. Ken Lokensgard.


April 8
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm


Office of Native American Programs