Michael Holloman, associate professor of fine arts and a member of the Colville/Coeur d’Alene Tribe, has been named coordinator of Native arts outreach and education in the College of Arts and Sciences, with the goal of expanding arts-based experiences and learning among native and indigenous communities.
Washington State University researchers working to enable digital repatriation of Native American cultural heritage materials received a $700,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for the next phase of an innovative, community-driven curation program. The award supports implementation of the Mukurtu Shared platform and the collaborative curation method developed at WSU for digitally sharing […]
The Indian name of Annita Lucchesi (’16 MA Amer. Studies), who is a Southern Cheyenne descendant, is Hetoevėhotohke’e—which translates to the peaceful sounding Evening Star Woman. But Lucchesi calls herself mé’êśko’áe—a hellraiser girl, one who is always stirring things up. In November 2018, Lucchesi produced a groundbreaking report on missing women that was published by […]
Rapid global cooling 13,000 years ago challenged early occupants of Alaska to adapt. People used to hunting mammoths and other megafauna with big stone tools suddenly found their weapons shattering in the cold. Access to the stone they used to make them got buried under snow. As with any climactic change, the cold resulted in […]
For thousands of years, coyote and other types of wild tobacco have provided what many consider a versatile healing remedy and meditative, spiritual channel to the Creator. Much of the botanical lore was muddled, however, with the arrival of Europeans and subsequent cultural upheaval. WSU researchers Shannon Tushingham and David Gang ’99 PhD are using […]