Washington State University

February 2017

Native American Programs News


Welcome to the newsletter of Washington State University’s Native American Programs.  This monthly publication features people and events of interest to WSU’s Native community, alumni, and supporters.

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 February 2017

Barbara Aston Letter from the Director
Who are we as Native people?  We know that our students, staff, and faculty represent diverse tribes, backgrounds, and experiences.  The academic setting is an environment that challenges each of us in our identity as Native people as well as our values and world views.  
Kevin Night Pipe

Rosebud Tribal Member Getting Recognition as WSU Football Video Coordinator
Kevin Night Pipe, football video coordinator for WSU was honored with the 2016 Pac-12 video coordinator of the year award.

Shelby Leighton

Nez Perce Student Hones his Leadership Skills on Campus
Shelby Leighton, 21, Nez Perce, maintains a busy schedule as a senior at Washington State University, mentor for the Native American Student Center and chair of Ku-ah-mah student organization.

SIP Research Conference

Indigenous Research Wanted for Upcoming Conference
The WSU student chapter of the Society of Indian Psychologists will be hosting its 3rdAnnual Indigenous Research Conference on April 1, 2017.  They are currently accepting proposals from potential presenters.


Native Center News: Students Get Tips on Scholarships, Summer Jobs, and Etiquette 
It's application season! Students have been taking advantage of opportunities at the NASC to improve their scholarship essays, find summer internships, and prepare their dining etiquette for all those forthcoming business lunches and awards ceremonies!


RECRUITMENT CORNER: Native Youth Sports Summit Set for April 2017
Are you thinking about going to WSU? One of the best ways to see if a college is right for you is to visit! Two opportunities for high school students to visit WSU are coming up!

Josiah Pinkham

Plateau Center News: Indigenous Research Workshops and Conferences Held
On January 21 and February 1, Asst. Director Dr. Ken Lokensgard led discussions on collaborative, ethical, and effective research with Indigenous communities and students. Plateau Center Research Fellow and Educational Psychology faculty member, Dr. Zoe Higheagle Strong (Nez Perce) addressed Indigenous Research Methods. 

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