Washington State University

March 2014 News

Native American Programs News

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

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March 2014

Barbara Aston

Letter from the Director/Tribal Liaison
What is always true here in our offices is that there is never a dull moment!  As you will see as you read the articles, there is a lot going on including student activities, workshops, guest speakers, and planning for upcoming events; all in addition to our most important mission, students progressing closer to their educational goals of obtaining their degrees.

Hattie Kauffman

Nez Perce Journalist Hattie Kauffman Keynote Speaker at WSU Women's Recognition Luncheon
Four-time Emmy award-winning journalist and first-time author Hattie Kauffman will be the keynote speaker at this year’s WSU Women’s Recognition Symposium on March 25.

Welcome to WSU!

New Workshops for Native Students to be Held During Alive! Orientation
Incoming Native freshmen and transfer students are invited to attend one of two WSU Alive! orientations that will feature an introduction to Native American student life and resources at WSU.

Drum at Pah-Loots-Pu Powwow

Pah-Loots-Pu Powwow Coming Up in March
The 38th Annual Pah-Loots-Pu Powwow will be held at the Ensminger Pavilion March 28-30, 2014. The ASWSU Ku-Ah-Mah Native Student Organization puts on the annual event.

Map of Canada's Tar Sands Tar Sands Threaten Environment, Health, and Treaty Rights, Activists Tell WSU
Local activists urged the WSU community to both care and take action against what is happening to Native people and the environment in the tar sands of Alberta, Canada, even if it seems distant from our daily lives.
WSU Native Programs

Students Build Community at Native Grad Center
A growing part of the Plateau Center for Native American Programs is the Native American Graduate Student Center.  Students associated with the Center are in the process of forming the Native Graduate and Professional Students Association.

Professor Coll Thrush

Indigenous Travelers Have Long History in England
Native Americans, Native Hawaiians, Alaska Natives, Maoris, and Australian Aborigines have a fascinating history of travel to England Professor Coll Thrush from the University of British Columbia shared during a March 3 lecture at WSU.

Kristin Arola

Cultural Exploration a Part of the Job for Faculty in DTC Major
Introducing Digital Cultures and Technology Director, Kristin Arola and DTC Associate Director, Kimberly Christen Withey.

Marcela Rodriguez Campo

Mentor Selected as Outstanding Senior, and Other News
Peer mentor Marcela Rodriguez Campo was honored as a recipient of the "Outstanding Senior Award" for the English Department for 2014. Also, NASC hosted workshops by ADCAPS, McNair.

Autumn Jones

RECRUITMENT CORNER: Next Steps for New Cougs
Make plans to attend one of our Alive Orientation Sessions with special programming for Native students.

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