WWU and the Washington State Arts Commission (ArtsWA) seek an artist to create an original artwork for a Coast Salish longhouse-inspired building on campus. Specifically, the artist will create an artwork out of interior doors between the welcome entry and gathering space.
In partnership and close collaboration with Coast Salish tribal nations and the Western Native American Student Union, Western Washington University seeks to build a traditional Coast Salish style longhouse in honor of the historic importance of place that it occupies and in acknowledgement of the University’s responsibility to promote educational opportunities for Native students.
Hosted by the Lhaq'temish and the WWU Native American Student Union, the Coastal Jam and Powwow was held on Western's Campus on May 5-6, 2023. Find more information at this link, and check back for more information on next year's event!
In this roundtable held on April 6, 2023, speakers Bev Sellars (Xat’sull First Nation), Hollie Mackey (Northern Cheyenne), and Anna Lees (Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa) addressed the long-term impacts of residential and boarding schools for Native people in the U.S. and Canada.