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The troubled history of Utah’s Pioneer Day

Windsor Moore, Reporter July 20, 2022

Every year on July 24, Utah observes the holiday of Pioneer Day, which pays homage to the pioneers who emigrated to the Salt Lake Valley in 1847. Today, the holiday is celebrated with rodeos, fireworks,...

Each outfit worn by participants from a previous Pow Wow event displays not only their personalities, but their heritage. Photo credit: Signpost Archives

Amplifying indigenous voices

Lexie Andrew November 15, 2021

Native American Heritage Month, which spans the whole of November, brings with it a new focus to the Native American community, along with an acknowledgement of their resilience and continued involvement...

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...

A hand made turkey art sits on a table. (Kalie Pead/The Signpost)

The elephant – or turkey – in the room

Landin Griffith November 20, 2019

For many Native Americans, the Thanksgiving story is a sanitized, watered-down version that only focuses on the light-hearted traditions and interactions between Pilgrims and the Wampanoag Indians during...

Navajo code talkers in World War II

Landin Griffith November 7, 2019

Peter MacDonald — influenced by a “beautiful blue” Marine Corps. uniform and with the aid of his cousin — enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. at the age of 15 in 1944. His...

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