15 Year Overview Barbara Aston Special Assistant to the Provost/Tribal Liaison 1997 Signing of the MOU ...Whereas, Washington State University and the Signatory Tribes wish to create a structure to strengthen the relationships between them, and to improve the quality of educational services and opportunities provided to Native American students at Washington State University... Subsequent Signings Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs November 13, 1998 Subsequent Signings Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes November 17, 1998 Signed in the tribal council chambers in Pablo, Montana. Subsequent Signings Cowlitz Tribe October 28, 2002 Regular meetings over the years The first Native American Advisory Board meeting met April 1998. Advisory Board Meeting, Spring 2000 Two to three meetings have been held every year since. Early Activities • Three Language Roundtables • Two Language Conferences • Kellogg Foundation Partnership 2020 Early Activities Native Women’s Writing Workshops Creating the Plateau Center • Plateau Center planning committee formed • Dr. Mary Collins chaired first Plateau Conference 2004 Creating the Plateau Center • Interim Director, Dr. Ron Pond, appointed in 2005 • Hosted second Plateau Conference and first Native American Research Expo • Search for permanent director initiated, closed without hire. • Second Interim Director, Barbara Aston, appointed in 2006 Creating the Plateau Center Under leadership of second Interim Director: • Plateau Center moved from College of Liberal Arts to the Provost Office • Permanent budget established • Space identified for Plateau Center in Cleveland Hall • Plateau Affiliate program established • Plateau Fellows program established • Mini-grant program for affiliate faculty established Creating the Plateau Center • Third Plateau Conference coordinated by Phillip Cash Cash, First Plateau Fellow • Two more Native American Research Expos hosted Plateau Faculty Mini-Grant Highlight Anthropology Protocols for Research and Tribal Interaction Highlight: Marc Beutel, Plateau Affiliate Lake Roosevelt students attend National AISES Conference with Dr. Beutel. Highlight: Library web site and Plateau People’s Portal Project Inter-Institutional MOU …to strengthen the instruction and scholarship about, and services to Native Americans offered by each institution… March 24, 2008 Lewis-Clark State College North Idaho College Northwest Indian College University of Idaho Washington State University Special Events Special Events WSU Arboretum & Wildlife Conservation Center Plateau Center Faculty & Staff Michael Holloman Director July 2010 Jeanette Weaskus Clinical Faculty WSU Grad August 2011 Kim Christen Director of Digital Projects 2011 Renee Holt Graduate Assistant Clearinghouse for Native Teaching and Learning August 2011 Plateau Center Current Initiatives • Planning for AIST minor and certificate curriculum to infuse Nation-Building concepts • Expanding AIST course offerings through interinstitutional partnership • Expanding Plateau People’s Web Portal through NEH grant to include collections from MAC • Partnering with College of Education Clearinghouse on Native Teaching and Learning for outreach activities with pre-service teachers and teacher training College of Education Initiatives • Creation of Clearinghouse on Native Teaching and Learning • WSU/Coeur d’Alene Education Partnership • Pacific Northwest Center for Mestizo and Indigenous Research and Outreach Susan Banks-Joseph Associate Professor Lali McCubbin Associate Professor Paula Groves Price Associate Professor Speech and Hearing Sciences • Graduated 42% of all Native speech-language pathologists and 40% of all Native audiologists in the Northwest. • 20 master's degrees and 23 bachelor's degrees to Native students, 2 have gone on to receive doctorates. Ella Inglebret Project Director • Graduates work in tribal early Cultural Interfacing: childhood and head start programs, Preparation of to Work schools serving Indian communities, Personnel with Native and health care settings. Americans Native American Health Sciences • 17th Annual Naha-shnee • Over 350 high school students have attended • 70% have gone on to college Na-ha-shnee Summer Camp Participants Robbie Paul Director Permanent statefunded position Summer 2000 Native American Health Sciences Graduates: • 51 BSN Nurses • 70% returned home to respective tribes or are working in a tribal clinic • 8 Master’s level nurses Current Native American students: • Pre-nursing: 15 • Pre-health science degree programs: 10 • Nursing: 3 • Master’s: 1 • PhD: 1 • Doctor of Nurse Practitioner: 2 • Pharmacy: 1 • Speech and Hearing: 1 Trude Smith Plateau Scholarship Recipients Native American Student Center 2012-13 Peer Mentors • Student Mentor Program • Student advocacy and support • Scholarship and financial aid assistance • Campus and community support and referrals • Academic advising • Computer access • Free academic tutoring • Workshops • Cultural events • Inter-cultural opportunities Franci Taylor Retention Counselor Native American Cultural House Potlucks Drum Practice Talking Circles Sewing and Crafts • Special Events • • • • Tribal Liaison Office Barbara Aston Special Assistant to the Provost/Tribal Liaison Feb 1998 Faith Charlo Principal Assistant to the Tribal Liaison Feb 2012 Autumn Jones Native American Outreach Coordinator Oct 2012 Early Outreach • NY’EHE (Native Youth Exploring Higher Education) NY’EHE 2012 14th Annual Summer Camp 477 students have participated Recruitment Campus visits Tribal community college fairs Active recruitment in tribal communities Planning & Communications • Website • Newsletter • Marketing Materials • Database Management Nation Building Curriculum Thank You!! Thank you to all for your commitment to increasing and improving educational opportunities for and about Native Americans and for your presence here today.