Washington State University

Nov 2014 Newsletter

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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November 2014

Barbara Aston

Letter from the Director/Tribal Liaison
I hope that you enjoy reading about some of the activities and accomplishments of our students, staff, and programming for the WSU community to further understand Native issues and cultures during the month of October.

Mentors in the NASC

Native Programs Showcases New Space with Open House
WSU Native American Programs invites everyone to attend an Open House Wednesday, November 12th in Cleveland Hall to showcase our newly remodeled facility.


Comedy Group 1491s Entertains and Educates WSU
The 1491s kept a crowd of a couple hundred laughing for two straight hours October 29 in the Washington State University CUB Auditorium.

Salish School of Spokane

WSU Students Earn Credit Working at Salish Language School
Two Washington State University of Spokane students are working with the Salish School of Spokane to help keep the Salish language alive.

EXCEL 2014 Participants High School Students Explore WSU Firsthand During EXCEL Conference
Fifteen Native high school juniors and seniors came from across the northwest to WSU Pullman for the 2nd annual Exploring College Emerging Leaders (EXCEL) conference October 17-19.
Jamie FiveCrows

Lost Fish Film Shown on Indigenous People's Day
In celebration of the first annual Indigenous People’s Day, the WSU Clearinghouse on Native Teaching & Learning hosted a showing of The Lost Fish and facilitated a spirited discussion on the film.

Dad's Weekend Tailgate

NASC Schedule Filled with Food, Fun, and Special Guests
October was packed with food and events, and November promises to be the same in the Native American Student Center.

Narcisse Blood

Plateau Center for Native American Research, Collaborations, and Graduate Services
Students and faculty stay busy attending conferences, publishing written work, and recruiting new Native grad students!

Autumn Jones

RECRUITMENT CORNER: Register for Sports Summit, Apply to WSU!
Register now for the 3rd Annual Native Youth Sports Summit at WSU coming up November 16, 2014! The WSU Application and Scholarship Apps are open and we're here to help!



November 6, 2014

Exhibit Opening:  "Memories of Celilo Falls"
4:30 pm - Lecture by Allen Pinkham
5:30 - 7:30 pm - Reception
Museum of Anthropology
College Hall, 1st Floor

November 7, 2014

First Friday Feed
11am - 2 pm
Cleveland Hall 21B
WSU Native Programs Staff will be competing in a chili cook-off!  Come vote for your favorite (chili, not staff person)!  Native American Trivia Challenge at noon with Cherrise Reyes.  Food, fun and prizes!


November 10, 2014

Guest Speaker: Melodi Wynne (Spokane)
12-1 pm
Cleveland Hall 27B
Wynne completed doctoral coursework in community and cultural psychology, and is preparing her dissertation on tribally-based definition of intellectual property and recommendations for protections of tribal cultural resources. Reception sponsored by Clearinghouse on Native Teaching and Learning.

November 12, 2014

Open House
4-6 pm
Cleveland Hall 30E
Open House of the new spaces for both Native American Programs and Clearinghouse for Native Teaching and Learning.  Program starts at 4:15 with an Overview of Programs, 4:45 Dedication, and 5:15 Reception and Tours.


November 13, 2014

Reception for Dr. Art Blume, Society for Indian Psychologists President-Elect
3 pm
Cleveland Hall 21B


November 14, 2014

Guest Speaker: Miss Indian World, Taylor Thomas
10 am
Butch's Den, CUB L60
Miss Indian World, Taylor Thomas, of the Shoshone-Bannock tribe, will be speaking on her role as Miss Indian World and why culture is important.

Rock Your Mocs w/ Miss Indian World
2 pm
Cleveland Hall 21B
Sport your moccasins and get over to the Native American Student Center for a reception and photo op with Miss Indian World!

November 14, 2014

“An Indigenous Perspective on Psychology in the 21st Century” lecture by Dr. Art Blume
3-4:30 pm
Cleveland Hall 70


November 16

Native American Youth Sports Summit and Native American Appreciation Basketball Game
10 am
Bohler Athletic Complex
The Native Youth Sports Summit is an opportunity for aspiring Native athletes to learn the realities of playing sports at a collegiate level.  For grades 6-12. Register today!


November 19

Community Dinner
5:30-8 pm
Native American Culture House
975 B Street
Thanksgiving will be served :)

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