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Amanda Jones, president of NASA, wanted to utilize the event to highlight indigenous voices. Photo credit: Weber State University

Indigenous culture and community coming back to campus

Coby Crisler March 28, 2022

Family and friends gathered to the sounds of powerful drum beats and the twirling bright colors as the 43rd annual Native American Student Association Powwow officially commenced on March 26 at Weber State.The...

Kim Tallbear talked about the challenges of indigenous definitions of peoplehood. (Kennedy Robins/ The Signpost)

Illuminating identity

Raymond Lucas November 8, 2021

In recognition of Native American Heritage Month for the month of November, Weber State University is holding its 16th annual Native Symposium until Nov. 19 with the theme "Illuminating Native Voices."...

Members of The Ohana Association managing a booth about the organization. Photo credit: The Ohana Association

Uplifting minority groups through student clubs and organizations

Lissete Landaverde April 19, 2021

Starting college is not easy for anyone, especially for minorities, who may feel out of place and may not have the resources needed to get through the process. The Weber State Center of Multicultural Excellence...

Weber State alumnus Pete Sands is chosen as Guardian of the Year by Time magazine for his work in helping the Navajo Nation during the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo credit: Pete Sands

WSU alumnus receives Time magazine’s Guardian of the Year award

Kierstynn King January 20, 2021

Pete Sands, a Weber State University alumnus formerly known as Halbert Pete, was selected as a "Guardian of the Year" by Time magazine for his work in helping the Navajo Nation during the COVID-19 pandemic.When...

Allie Young is the keynote speaker for this years Native Symposium. (Israel Campa / The Signpost)

How this Native activist turned her trauma into her career

Lissete Landaverde November 16, 2020

Weber State University started its 15th Annual Native Symposium on Nov. 12 through Zoom, featuring Native activist Allie Young as the keynote speaker.As written on the event page, Young is a citizen of...

Minority organizations need help from the majority

Minority organizations need help from the majority

Ally Nelson February 28, 2019

Thirty-nine percent of Weber State University’s student body is non-Caucasian or identifies as LGBT. With a plethora of scholarship money and programs like Dream Weber, WSU attempts to represent...

(Kelly Watkins / The Signpost)

Keynote disputes Native narratives

Danya Gil November 10, 2018

The keynote speaker of Weber State University’s 13th annual Native Symposium, Matika Wilbur, challenged Native American stereotypes through narrative photography Nov. 8 in the Wildcat Theater. Wilbur...

Every Tribe is Sacred

Every Tribe is Sacred

Danya Gil November 3, 2018

Weber State’s Diversity and Inclusive Programs is hosting the 13th Annual Native Symposium throughout November, which has been designated as National Native American Heritage Month. Andrea Hernández,...

Each outfit worn by participants displays not only their personalities, but their heritage. (Joshua Wineholt / The Signpost)

Students celebrate indigenous culture through a pow wow

Alyson Johnson April 4, 2018

Through music and dancing combined with drums, colorful ribbons and outfits, the "Indigenous Voices Pow Wow" brought an atmosphere of cultural celebration to Weber State this March 31. This year was the...

Dr. Cassandra Manuelito-Kerkvliet sharing personal stories of civility and incivility at Native Symposium keynote. Photo credit: Kimberlee Brosius

Native Symposium Keynote highlights civility

Kimberlee Brosius November 17, 2017

Dr. Cassandra Manuelito-Kerkvliet came to Weber State to give a keynote address sharing personal stories about civility for the 12th Annual Native Symposium. Manuelito-Kerkliet is the first Native American...

Dr. Cassandra Manuelito-Kerkvliet sharing personal stories of civility and incivility at Native Symposium keynote. Photo credit: Kimberlee Brosius

Native Symposium Keynote highlights civility

Kimberlee Brosius November 17, 2017

Dr. Cassandra Manuelito-Kerkvliet came to Weber State to give a keynote address sharing personal stories about civility for the 12th Annual Native Symposium. Manuelito-Kerkliet is the first Native American...

Native American flags displayed during a protest (found on wikicommons)

Native Symposium lays the foundation for insight and advocacy

Jennifer Guzman November 11, 2017

Taking advantage of the opportunity to teach others of Native culture, the Native Symposium laid down the foundation with various workshops and ceremonies throughout the month of November, also known as...

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