Washington State University

June 2013

Office of the Tribal Liaison News

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

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June 2013

Barbara Aston

Letter from the Liaison
Summer has brought a bustle of activity and many changes to campus.

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Kalispel Tribe signs MOU with WSU!
The Kalispel Tribe became the 10th tribal nation in the region to sign the MOU with WSU, committing to actively participate as members of the WSU Native American Advisory Board to the President.

Dr. Dan Bernardo

Tribal Liaison Office Welcomes New Interim Provost and Executive Vice President Dan Bernardo
Dr. Dan Bernardo began his duties as Interim Provost and Executive Vice President on June 1, 2013.

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A New Extension Collaborative Effort on Community Health and Growing Local Food Systems with Four Tribal Communities on the Olympic Peninsula
WSU Extension in Jefferson and Clallam Counties has received funding through a CAHNRS (College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences) internal grant program to work with tribal communities on the North Olympic Peninsula.

Rosa Kang presenting at Academic Showcase

Tribal Liaison Office Staff Member Examines Native American Studies in the U.S.
WSU Tribal Liaison Office staff member Rosa Kang has completed an extensive survey of Native American Studies (NAS) programs in the United States, culminating in the construction of a searchable database to go live on the Tribal Liaison Office website in the next few months.

Our Native Table

Lake Roosevelt Students Win 'Most Inspirational' at WSU's Imagine Tomorrow
A group of seniors from Lake Roosevelt High School on the Colville Reservation took home the “Most Inspirational” award for their science project focusing on native foods at WSU’s Imagine Tomorrow competition in May.

NWIC grad Rachel Ellenwood

Inter-institutional MOU partner, Northwest Indian College, Celebrates Graduates at the Lapwai Extended Campus
In honor of the inter-institutional MOU, Barbara Aston attended the first annual NWIC Graduation Reception and pow wow at their Extended Campus in Lapwai, ID, and met three future Cougs.

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Our Hats Are Off with Appreciation to Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians!
The ATNI Education Committee expressed well wishes for Dr. David Warner and sponsored a resolution that was passed by the ATNI General Assembly in May  “commending WSU President Elson S. Floyd for his formation of the 'Commission on Campus Climate' and urged “continued diligence."

Autumn Jones

RECRUITMENT CORNER: Watch for new recruitment events this fall!
High School students have a couple opportunities to visit WSU this fall.  Plus, the WSU Native Recruiter will be visiting Indian Country this summer!

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