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Danita Ryan brings Native American issues to Whitman campus

Danita Ryan brings Native American issues to Whitman campus

Missy Gerlach, Staff Reporter

December 1, 2016


Filed under A&E, A&E Highlight

The Navajo greeting “Ya’ahteeh,” translates to, “With all that is good in the universe, I greet you.” It was with these words that Danita Ryan began her talk on Monday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. in Kimball Theater. Ryan’s presentation, titled “Hear Our Voices; Grandmother’s Wisdom,” focused...

IPECC Rallies Against Dakota Access Pipeline

IPECC Rallies Against Dakota Access Pipeline

Andy Monserud, News Writer

September 15, 2016


Filed under Community, Front Page Slideshow, NEWS, Politics

Whitman’s Indigenous People’s Education and Culture Club (IPECC) held a rally at the steps of Penrose Library Tuesday evening in solidarity with protesters of the Dakota Access Pipeline at the Standing Rock Reservation in North and South Dakota. IPECC members, community members and Whitman facul...

Home in Pásxapa

Home in Pásxapa

Christy Carley, Co-News Editor

September 8, 2016


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

New students were welcomed to Whitman this year with an orientation program designed to introduce them to their new home–and to remind them of who they share it with. 2016 marks the inaugural year for Whitman’s “Home in Pásxapa”  program: an event dedicated to detailing the history of Whitman and Walla W...

IPECC Petition Calls on Whitman to Engage with its History

Christy Carley

March 10, 2016


Filed under NEWS

The Whitman College Indigenous Peoples Education and Culture Club (IPECC) has put forth a petition calling for a critical examination of Whitman’s past and its relationship to colonialism.

From the Editors: The Pioneer’s Un-naming

February 24, 2016


Filed under Board Editorials, Breaking News, NEWS, OPINION

2/26 Update: Your thoughts and feedback are important to us. Please add to this discussion using this form if you'd like to share ideas, reactions, or any additional comments with us. Last week, The Pioneer announced that it will recommence under a new name in the fall of 2016. In the past few days, we...

Student groups, working group to look at “Missionary” Mascot

Sara Platnick

December 8, 2015


Filed under NEWS

President Kathy Murray, the Associated Students of Whitman College (ASWC) and the Indigenous People’s Education and Culture Club (IPECC) are creating initiatives to look into potentially changing the Whitman College Mascot, the “Fighting Missionary.” The missionary mascot was created in 1907, w...

IPECC’s History Day Calls Out Whitman’s Past

IPECC’s History Day Calls Out Whitman’s Past

Mikaela Slade

September 29, 2015


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

The Indigenous People’s Education and Culture Club, IPECC, set out tables on Alumni weekend in order to educate both alumni and students about the racism and symbolism of some of the landmarks on campus.

Faculty Panel Kicks Off Discussions of ‘Reservation Blues’

Faculty Panel Kicks Off Discussions of ‘Reservation Blues’

Andy Monserud

September 11, 2014


Filed under NEWS

Among the chaos of move-in and the preparation for classes, Whitman hosted its annual summer reading panel in Cordiner Hall on Aug. 31. Professors Laura Ferguson, Nick Bader and Christopher Leise of the History, Geology and English departments, respectively, discussed their takes on Sherman Alexie's 1...

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