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WSU professor evaluates Indigenous populations’ reaction toward possible COVID-19 vaccine

As part of a panel that reviews the protocols of ongoing studies, Lonnie Nelson, associate professor at WSU’s College of Nursing, will ensure that Native American communities are accurately represented, so communities can decide how vaccines will be disseminated.
TRINITY WILLSEY, Evergreen reporter November 17, 2020

An associate professor for WSU’s College of Nursing in Spokane is concerned with the lack of Native American representation in the ongoing trials to find a COVID-19 vaccine.  Lonnie Nelson, associate...

Maintaining Native identity vital to future of tribal sovereignty, speaker says

Warren Queton, affiliate of the Cherokee Nation, said Native Americans need to know their ancestral language and their ceremonial ways.
JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen reporter November 3, 2020

A University of Oklahoma tribal liaison officer and program director discussed how Native American heritage should be seen as an identity at an event hosted by WSU to celebrate Native American Heritage...

WSU professor honors cultural heritage through music, research

Jacqueline Wilson plays the bassoon. She started playing bassoon in high school. Now she analyzes contemporary Native American composers' work in the context of assimilation policies.
LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter October 22, 2020

For a new WSU faculty member, coming home to Washington state means being close to family and culture. Jacqueline Wilson (Yakama), assistant professor of bassoon and theory, said pursuing her music...

WSU Native American community access program receives grant to continue research

A group of people involved with the Mukurtu Content Management System visit the Smithsonian Museum Support Center on their Mukurtu Shared trip to Washington D.C. The system is used to digitally return items to Native American communities through archives.
BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter October 19, 2020

WSU received a $700,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for the Mukurtu Content Management System, which is a software that allows communities to manage and share their cultural heritage digitally. Mukurtu...

WSU Greek chapter chartered by first Native American sorority in country

WSU's Xi chapter of the Alpha Pi Omega sorority has been chartered this month. Members, from left to right: Kaitlin Srader, Isabel Walker and Hailey Crow.
LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter July 23, 2020

Alpha Pi Omega Sorority chartered WSU’s Xi chapter this month, allowing it to become a fully-fledged chapter to the sorority. Three members founded the chapter to create a support system for themselves...

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