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“Promised Land” Hits Close to Home: Indigenous Struggles in the Northwest

“Promised Land” Hits Close to Home: Indigenous Struggles in the Northwest

Michelle Foster, A&E Editor

December 7, 2017

The film "Promised Land" addresses the ongoing political struggle of various indigenous tribes in the Pacific Northwest. On Tuesday, Nov. 29, the award-winning social justice documentary was shown in Olin Auditorium, followed by a panel consisting of filmmakers Sarah and Vasant Salcedo and Vice Chairman...

Home in Pásxapa

Home in Pásxapa

Christy Carley, Co-News Editor

September 8, 2016

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...

Umatilla, Forest Service negotiate future of Spring Mountain

Umatilla, Forest Service negotiate future of Spring Mountain

Nolan Bishop

October 9, 2014

In recent months, members of the Umatilla tribe have initiated conversations with the Forest Service about the usage of Spring Mountain, a site of cultural significance to the tribe and a popular rock climbing destination in northeastern Oregon. Situated just outside of La Grande, Oregon, it is frequently...

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