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WSU-led cultural preservation initiative wins award

By Adriana Aumen, College of Arts and Sciences

digitizing documentsPULLMAN, Wash. – The Society of American Archivists has presented its Council Exemplary Service Award to the Sustainable Heritage Network, a project led by Washington State University for digital preservation of cultural heritage. » More …

WSU center receives $147,179 to expand Native American archive

By Nella Letizia, WSU Libraries

CDSC logoPULLMAN, Wash. – WSU’s Center for Digital Scholarship and Curation recently received a $147,179 Digital Extension Grant from the American Council of Learned Societies to expand the Plateau Peoples’ Web Portal, a national archive of Native American cultural materials. » More …

June 18-29: Native American Health Sciences Institute slated at WSU Spokane

By Addy Hatch, College of Nursing

SPOKANE, Wash. – For more than two decades, WSU has hosted Native American and Alaska Native teenagers for a summer camp to expose them to careers in the health sciences. » More …

April 21: Kaha:wi blends indigenous, contemporary dance

The Honouring

By Gail Siegel, WSU Performing Arts

PULLMAN, Wash. – Kaha:wi Dance Theatre, a First Nations company based in Toronto, will perform its signature mix of indigenous and contemporary dance at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 21, in Washington State University’s Jones Theatre. » More …

March 5-7: WSU to host future Native American teachers

By C. Brandon Chapman, College of Education

PULLMAN, Wash. – A 2008 report shows that K-12 Native American students perform better when they have native teachers, yet Native Americans are only one percent of Washington’s teachers. To provide more, Washington State University will host the Future Native Teachers Initiative (FNTI) March 5-7. » More …

Through May: Native American Rick Bartow art retrospective

By Debby Stinson, Museum of Art

PULLMAN, Wash. – More than 120 paintings, drawings, sculptures and prints will be displayed in “Rick Bartow: Things You Know But Cannot Explain,” a retrospective representing 40 years of work by the prominent, contemporary Native American artist at the Washington State University Museum of Art Jan. 24-March 11. » More …

Grant to recruit Native American teachers, administrators

By C. Brandon Chapman, College of Education

renee-holt-webPULLMAN, Wash. – The Washington State University College of Education has received a four-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Indian Education (OIE), one of about 20 Indian Professional Development Awards funded by the agency this year. » More …

Sept. 27: American Indian education, research discussed

By C. Brandon Chapman, College of Education

bryan-brayboy-webPULLMAN, Wash. – An expert in American Indian learning, research and justice will give a free, public talk at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, in Cleveland Hall 30W at Washington State University, part of the annual Suwyn Family Lecture Series in Education. » More …

Grant to study cognitive health in elderly American Indians

Buchwald-webSPOKANE, Wash. – Researchers at Washington State University Health Sciences Spokane recently were awarded a $3.655 million four-year grant from the National Institute on Aging to study cognitive health among elderly American Indians. » More …