Washington State University

November 2013

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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November 2013

Barbara Aston

Letter from the Director/Tribal Liaison
October was a month of discovery, leadership and exploration on the WSU campus.

EXCEL 2013 students

High School Students Explore WSU During EXCEL Conference
Native high school juniors and seniors came from all over the northwest to WSU Pullman for the 1st annual Exploring College Emerging Leaders (EXCEL) conference the last weekend in October.

Sequoia Dance presents to leadership class

Leadership Program Provides New Opportunity for Young Leaders
WSU students have a new opportunity to develop their leadership skills within a framework of tribal principles and values, through the new Tribal Nation Building Leadership Program.

Native Youth Sports Summit

Learn What It Takes to be a College Athlete at WSU Native Youth Sports Summit
Calling all Native athletes!  The Washington State University Tribal Liaison’s Office and Cougar Athletics are joining forces to bring Native middle and high school students to campus for a college basketball game and an informative conversation on sports opportunities at Washington State University.

Book Signing

Authors Share Nez Perce Perspective on Lewis and Clark
Lewis and Clark Among the Nez Perce: Strangers in the Land of the Nimiipuu, tells the story of the Lewis and Clark expedition through the eyes of the Nez Perce. On Monday, October 14, the authors spoke to a crowd of about 80 at Washington State University during a presentation and book signing.

NAWA Panel Native Panelists Address Violence Against Women
The WSU Native American Women’s Association (NAWA) brought together a panel of distinguished Native women to address violence against indigenous women during the annual Week Without Violence put on by the Coalition of Women Students.
MSS Halloween

Visit the Native American Student Center for Workshops, Free Meals, and Advising Help!
October was another great month for the Native American Peer Mentors and the Native American Student Center (NASC).  It has been an eventful month with midterm grades being posted, advising appointments to be scheduled and Halloween.

Autumn Jones RECRUITMENT CORNER: EXCEL a Success, Sports Summit Coming Next, and More Travel
It has been an exciting year full of travel and event planning and I couldn’t feel more blessed for having the opportunity to engage with Native youth, community members, and tribes from all over the Pacific Northwest.
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