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April 21: Kaha:wi blends indigenous, contemporary dance
April 5, 2017

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.

March 5-7: WSU to host future Native American teachers
February 16, 2017

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.

Through May: Native American Rick Bartow art retrospective
January 19, 2017

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.

Grant to recruit Native American teachers, administrators
October 24, 2016

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.

Sept. 27: American Indian education, research discussed
September 21, 2016

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.

Grant to study cognitive health in elderly American Indians
September 19, 2016

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.

$10 million grant to study disease in native populations
August 26, 2016

By Doug Nadvornick, Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine

Buchwald-webSPOKANE, Wash. – A Washington State University researcher has received a $10 million grant to work with American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities to reduce health risks related to high blood pressure.

Aug. 17-19: Students present stories that shaped their lives
August 8, 2016

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By Gail Siegel, WSU Performing Arts

PULLMAN, Wash. – High school students from central Washington will present “Las Memorias,” a free evening of original theater based on their life experiences, at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 17, 18 and 19 in Daggy Hall’s Jones Theatre at Washington State University.

Scholarship to help increase Native American nurse force
July 13, 2016

By Alli Benjamin, College of Nursing

Leslie-Randall-webSPOKANE, Wash. – Washington State University Ph.D. nursing candidate Leslie Randall has received a $10,000 scholarship from Johnson & Johnson companies designated for American Indian/Alaska Native (AIAN) scholars in an effort to increase their representation among the workforce.