Saturday, May 13, 2006

Northwest Native American Tribes Want University Built

The Northwest Native American Tulalip tribes want Washington state to build its next public university on the Tulalip reservation. State Rep. John McCoy, a tribal member himself, said three potential sites have been identified. Two are within Quil Ceda Village, the tribe's commercial village. The Evergreen State College in Olympia, which opened in 1967, is the last public four-year school to open in the state since Western Washington University in 1899.

This would definitely be a good indirect incentive to influence Northwest Native American youth to stay in school and eventually attend higher education, perhaps right in the reserve sites.

For native art from this region, see Northwest Native American Art at Free Spirit Gallery.

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