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Dec. 9: Students to show designs for Coeur d’Alene Tribe site
December 6, 2016


PLUMMER, Idaho – Landscape architecture designs highlighting the heritage and future of the Coeur d’Alene Indian Tribe will be presented to the public 2-4:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, at the tribe’s Wellness Center, Conference Room B, by students from Washington State University.

Through Friday: Tribal teens learn life skills at WSU camp
June 14, 2016

PULLMAN, Wash. – Teens from the Coeur D’Alene Tribe are learning academic and other skills through Friday at the 12th annual STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics), Leadership and Sports Camp at Washington State University.

Students gain insights into tribal resource management
November 1, 2013

By J. Adriana Aumen, College of Arts and Sciences

colvilletribes-history-logo-200PULLMAN, Wash. – American Indian tribes are changing the way cultural resources are addressed. A first-of-its-kind workshop recently illuminated some unique aspects for Washington State University students and faculty.

Plateau Center to be co-managed
July 29, 2010


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 the past nine years, will also become director of WSU’s Plateau Center for American Indian Studies.


Ron Rector, executive director at the MAC, said the collaborative effort is intended to expand resources and opportunities for the American Indian Plateau student population and other … » More …

Improving Native American achievement
February 9, 2009

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 in Washington State,” was commissioned by the state Legislature. In addition to analyzing test results, it draws on the lessons of successful education programs.


It also incorporates perspectives gathered at 10 formal “listening sessions” and another dozen opportunities for … » More …

Submit abstracts now for the Native American Research Expo
January 23, 2009

The Native American Research EXPO is scheduled for Friday, February 20, 2009, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., in the CUB Jr. Ballroom.

The Native American Research EXPO is sponsored for the purpose of highlighting the work and scholarship of faculty, staff, students, and alumni.

Native American faculty, staff, students and alumni are encouraged to submit abstracts reflecting their research, academic projects such as internship experiences, Giving Back/service learning/civic engagement projects, creative expressions, or community engagement projects within any discipline. Contemporary and traditional venues are encouraged.

Non-Native faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to submit abstracts relating to their research/creative scholarship/ community outreach and … » More …

Professor discusses digital Mukurtu archive
January 29, 2008

PULLMAN – Dr. Kimberly Christen, assistant professor in comparative ethnic studies at WSU will be discussing the Mukurtu Wumparrarni-kari Archive project on the BBC radio program “Digital Planet,” airing on January 29, 2008.

The Mukurtu project, a browser-based digital archive, was built around the cultural materials and personal and community photos of the Warumungu Aboriginal community in Australia’s Northern Territory.  The archive provides access to thousands of photos, videos, and other artifacts returned to the community and “virtually repatriated,” according to Christen, by national museums.

The unique aspect of the archive is that … » More …

‘SPARKing’ health champions at WSU Spokane CityLab
March 29, 2006

The Spokane Tribe of Indians and WSU Spokane CityLab have teamed up to encourage healthy activities among Native American children. With $29,000 in grant support from the Group Health Community Foundation, an after-school and summer program will be established to complement and enhance in-school learning experiences and encourage nutritious health habits.The Spokane Tribe of Indians and WSU Spokane CityLab will implement “Full Court Press: Creating Health Champions” as a model for physical education (PE) and nutrition intervention for elementary Native American children.Full Court Press combines SPARK (Sports, Play, and Active Recreation for Kids), a nationally tested non-competitive K-12 PE program, with hands-on science/nutrition activities to … » More …