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“Its just really important that my Native American students go to school and go back and work for reservations,” Frances Ward, rising Junior and nursing major said. “Thats what I plan to do.”

Undergraduate students win national scholarship

VICTORIA GIOMI, Evergreen reporter June 16, 2021

Two WSU students won the nationally recognized Udall Undergraduate Scholarship for the top prize of $7,000 each. Frances Ward and Jonnie Bray were the two recipients both winning in different categories...

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...

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