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Vol. CLIV, Issue 10
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Inaugural Salmon Film Festival Graces Campus

Sybella Ssewakiryanga, News Reporter April 18, 2024

The inaugural Salmon Film Festival kicked off on April 12 and 13 on campus, drawing sizable crowds of community members and students with wafts of salmon cooking and the hum of conversation. The two-day...

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Exploring Indigenous Ways of Knowing in Ethnogeology Class

Nat Lange, Science & Environment Editor February 22, 2024

When I walked into Hall of Science Room 116 on Tuesday, Feb. 13, the consistent thump of mortar against pestle punctuated the classroom air. Tribal Elder Cultural Instructor Jim Baugh (Cherokee/Lakota/Arikara)...

Whitman Hosts Symbolic Pášx̣apa Powwow

Aya Mahmoudi, News Reporter December 7, 2023

The inaugural Pášxapa Powwow took place at Whitman on Nov. 18. In collaboration with the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR) and Walla Walla Community College, Whitman’s...

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A Conversation with Jeanine Gordon, Special Assistant to the President for Native American Outreach

Sebastian Vera Cuevas, News Reporter October 5, 2023

Whitman College recently unveiled a new role: Assistant to the President for Native American Outreach. The Wire spoke with Jeanine Gordon, the first person to fill that role, to hear her vision for...

Potential cold-case unit for missing and murdered Indigenous women

Maleda Sims and Sara Marshall February 16, 2023

Statistics have shown disproportionate rates of disappearances, violence and murders in Indigenous communities. According to federal data, Indigenous women are four times more likely to go missing than...

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CTUIR Youth Council empowers members to get involved in their community

Katherine Ellis, News Reporter February 2, 2023

The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation’s (CTUIR) Youth Council encourages young tribal members to improve their communities, including advocating for environmental preservation...

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“It has transformed the way that I will teach:” Reflections on the Long Tent

Lily Yost, News Reporter May 5, 2022

Last week, Whitman partnered with the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR) to build the first Long Tent ever to appear on a college campus. The Long Tent is specific to the...

The Long Tent as a vehicle for empathy

Apichaya Jiracharoenying and Kasey Moulton April 28, 2022

On May 19, 2017, Whitman College signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR). The agreement signified a formal commitment to collaborate...

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Long Tent opening ceremony kicks off a week-long series of immersive educational events

Ansley Peard, News Reporter April 28, 2022

The Long Tent is the product of months of planning and preparation by a team of Whitman faculty, staff, students and members of local Indigenous American communities. Roger Amerman ’80 (Choctaw),...

Whitman’s new Indigenous scholarship is in the works

Sara Marshall, News Reporter April 1, 2022

Whitman is set to unveil a new scholarship for Indigenous students, with hopes to make an official announcement before the start of the 2022 fall semester. Though the scholarship has not yet been given...

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Exploring language, song and dance with visiting speaker Fred Hill Sr.

Alexa Grechishkin, Campus Life Reporter April 1, 2022

On March 8, 2022, Whitman hosted Fred Hill Sr., a language educator and frequent master of ceremonies for powwows, as part of the sequence of speakers that have been invited in preparation for the...

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The Long Tent to come to Ankeny Field

Sara Marshall, News Reporter March 10, 2022

Beginning April 18, the Long Tent is going to be a new addition to Ankeny. The construction of the Plateau Long Tent is meant to kick off a week-long series of Indigenous speakers, all focusing on...

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