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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),...

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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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