Washington State University

November 2016

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 2016

Barbara Aston Letter from the Director
October 21, 2016, President Kirk Schulz hosted his first meeting with the WSU Native American Advisory Board on the Pullman Campus.  One of the highlights of the meeting was the formal signing by the Quinault Nation of the Memorandum of Understanding between Washington State University and regional tribes.  
Robbie Paul

Long-time WSU Employee Dr. Robbie Paul Retires
Dr. Robbie Paul (Nez Perce) retired on October 1, 2016 after 21 years of service to WSU. Paul was the director of WSU’s Native American Health Sciences program in Spokane.


Round Dance Scheduled for December 3 in Pullman
The Ku-ah-mah Native American Student Association will be wrapping up Native American Heritage month’s activities with a rounddance Saturday December 3.

Anthony Choke

Senior Anthony Choke Shares his Weaving Talents with WSU
Anthony Choke, 23, Nisqually tribal member, took time out of his busy class schedule to teach others how to weave cedar, a Native American tradition that has been taught in his family for generations.

Butch and MyKel

WSU Native Students Highlight of Appreciation Day Game
The 5th Annual WSU women’s basketball Native American Appreciation Day basketball game on November 20 featured Native WSU students throughout the event.

EXCEL 2016 participants!

Native High School Students Visit WSU
Native American High School students traveled to Washington State University on October 28-30 2016, to attend the EXCEL program that allows them to explore opportunities and resources available to them.

Dad's Weekend with the Cree family

Native Center News: Fun is on the Menu at the NASC
Seems like there's always fun cooking in the Native Center! Lately we've had a frybread making workshop, Dad's Weekend tailgating, and traditional foods in honor of Native American Heritage Month!

Danielle Guzman

Plateau Center News: Faculty Training Offered, Students Present at Conferences
Discussions with faculty held on funding Native American graduate students. Menawhile, grad students presented their research at conferences in Minneapolis and Montreal. 

Go Cougs!

RECRUITMENT CORNER: Help is Available for Prospective WSU students 
This time of year my traveling schedule will slow and I will focus on helping our applicants for fall 2017. Prospective students - January 31 is the priority deadline for admissions, financial aid and the cutoff for the WSU scholarship application!


Coyote and Turkey by Dr. Weaskus
And it was in the long ago time that Turkey was known amongst all his animal brothers and sisters as the most handsome and strongest of Creator’s sons...

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