Washington State University

October 2014

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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October 2014

Barbara Aston

Letter from the Director/Tribal Liaison
We are enjoying a beautiful fall here on the Palouse inside and out!  We welcome you to visit and celebrate with us on Wednesday, November 12 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. when we will have an open house.

Walter Echo-Hawk

Influential Native Attorney Walter Echo-Hawk Visits WSU
Students and faculty filled Kimbrough Hall Auditorium to capacity September 17th to see the renowned Walter Echo-Hawk speak on the world’s need for a land and sea ethic.

Chedda Ellenwood

Cougs Share and Learn with Tribal Leaders at ATNI Convention
A large contingency of Cougs turned out for the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians (ATNI) Fall Convention held September 22-25, 2014 in Pendleton, Oregon.


Native Programs Sponsoring Dad's Weekend Tailgate
Join us in celebrating the men in our lives during Dad’s Weekend 2014!  Native American Programs will be sponsoring a “tailgate” on Saturday, October 25 at the Native American Culture House in honor of all the dads and father figures who play an important role in the lives of our students.

Rio Fernandes Fernandes Hired as New Communications Assistant for Native Programs
Rio Fernandes, Lower Elwha Klallam, is a senior journalism and media production major at Washington State University.  Following graduation, he hopes to get a job in TV production or with a newspaper somewhere in the greater Seattle area.
Mentors in the NASC

Peer Mentors Get Busy Welcoming New Students
Every incoming Native American student is assigned a peer mentor through the Multicultural Peer Mentor Program.  Here we introduce the 2014-15 mentors.

Native American Student Center Native American Student Center  Offers Workshops, Social Activities for Students
Well, September has come and gone. We had quite a good turnout at the Welcome Back Barbeque with over 70 students, staff and faculty in attendance.
WSU Native Programs

Plateau Center for Native American Research, Collaborations, and Graduate Services
Students' research and activism making impact for Native veterans, the environment.

Autumn Jones

Coeur d'Alene and Nez Perce students attend playwriting workshop at WSU.  The 3rd Annual Native Youth Sports Summit at WSU is coming up November 16, 2014!



October 13
In Celebration of Indigenous People’s Day:  Showing of the film “The Lost Fish”
Cleveland Hall 30W
Sponsored by the WSU Clearinghouse on Native Teaching and Learning

Oct 15
Community Dinner
5:30-8 pm
Native American Culture House
975 B Street

Oct 17-19
Exploring College Emerging Leaders Conference
WSU Pullman

Oct 29
7-8:30 pm
CUB Auditorium
Brought to you by the WSU Native American Women’s Association

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