Oct. 15: Author to discuss musical life of Indian school

PULLMAN, Wash. – Melissa Parkhurst, an ethnomusicologist who teaches classes in world and Native American music at Washington State University, will give a free presentation about her new book, “To Win the Indian Heart: Music at Chemawa Indian School,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, at the Nez Perce National Historical Park in Spalding, Idaho.

Free recipes featured in Colville tribal calendar

  Salmon soup with wapato and cattail shoots  Ingredients:   12 wapato roots, camas or small new potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces 6-8 cattail shoots or asparagus, trimmed of woody exterior and sliced 6 green onions, or 8-10 wild onions 4 cups of water 5 juniper berries 1 pound of salmon steak   […]

Renowned indigenous artist to speak at WSU

Juane Quick-to-See Smith PULLMAN — WSU’s department of women’s studies has named renowned artist Jaune Quick-to-See Smith as the 2011 Jo Hockenhull Distinguished Visiting Lecturer.   Smith will give her lecture titled “A Survey of Contemporary Native American Art,” at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, in Kimbrough Hall, room 101, with a reception immediately following. […]

Boeing donates building to Squaxin Island tribe

    SEATTLE – Recent actions between The Boeing Company, the Squaxin Island Tribe and the WSU Extension Energy Program will allow the tribe to enhance youth and senior programs.   Boeing donated a 10-unit modular cafeteria complex of approximately 7,200 square feet to the tribe. “The opportunity to secure and relocate this cafeteria complex […]

Plateau Center to be co-managed

  SPOKANE – The Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture and Washington State University have announced a plan for the collaborative management of the MAC’s Center for Plateau Cultural Studies program and WSU’s Plateau Center for American Indian Studies.   Under the agreement, Michael Holloman, director for the MAC’s Center for Plateau Cultural Studies program for […]

Improving Native American achievement

A listening session provides feedback about Indian education. (Photo courtesy of Julie Titone) Building relationships between Indian tribes and school districts is one of five key steps needed to improve Native American student success, according to WSU researchers.   Their report, “From Where the Sun Rises: Addressing the Educational Achievement Gap of Native American Students […]

WSU alumnus wins prestigious award

WSU alumnus Sherman Alexie won the National Book Award for his autobiographical novel for young people, “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.” Alexie received the award for best book in the young people’s literature category on Wednesday night at the awards ceremony in New York. In his acceptance speech, Alexie said, “Wow … […]

Cochiti Pueblo tribal leader to speak at WSU

PULLMAN – Regis Pecos, a lifetime member of the Cochiti Pueblo Tribal Council who has spent much of his professional life advancing the interests of Native Americans, will speak at Washington State University at 4 p.m. Oct. 19 in Room 518 of the Smith Center for Undergraduate Education. Pecos’ presentation, “One Hundred Years of Failed […]

Plateau Center gets grant, interim director

Ron Pond has been named the interim director for the Plateau Center for American Indian Studies at WSU.Pond came to Washington State University in the mid 1990s as a graduate student in the interdisciplinary doctoral program. He recently completed his dissertation and was hooded at the Dec. 11 commencement.Before taking the new position with the […]