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Traditional salmon drying racks are shown in the Native Village of Kokhanok on Lake Iliamna, Bristol Bay, Alaska. Salmon was important to Native Americans’ diets.

Native Americans did not solely eat salmon

KASSANDRA VOGEL, Evergreen reporter April 29, 2021

WSU researchers found that Native Americans had diverse diets that did not rely solely on lean meat, which debunks previous findings that suggested Native peoples’ diets along the Pacific Rim were almost...

Participants received a token each time they returned a urine sample that was negative for alcohol. The tokens were put into a drawing. The person whose token was drawn received a prize, which could be fishing supplies or beading supplies.

Rewards decrease alcohol use in Native communities

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen roots editor March 18, 2021

One WSU study found that American Indian and Alaska Native adults struggling with alcohol use disorders had 70 percent higher odds of abstaining from alcohol when researchers used contingency management. The...

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.

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

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...

Warren Queton, affiliate of the Cherokee Nation, said Native Americans need to know their ancestral language and their ceremonial ways.

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

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen roots editor 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...

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.

WSU professor honors cultural heritage through music, research

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen editor-in-chief October 23, 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...

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.

WSU Native American community access program receives grant to continue research

BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter October 20, 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...

WSUs 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.

WSU Greek chapter chartered by first Native American sorority in country

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen editor-in-chief July 24, 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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