Eastern Oregon University’s Native American resources include a robust Native American Studies minor, Native American Program office, and the Speel-Ya Native American Student Council. The Native American Program office provides cultural programming, academic advising, personal and academic coaching, tutoring, and mentoring to Native American/Alaska Native students.
Types of Services & Programs
- Native American Heritage Month
- This is in November. Speel-Ya and the NAP work together to organize several events during this month to celebrate Native American culture & history.
- Spring Powwow
- One of the biggest events on campus! This is a two day event held the weekend after Mother’s Day. There is drumming, a friendship feast, art & craft vendors, and dance competitions. The event is free and open to the public.
- Diversity Conferences
- Elders Program
- This new program provides opportunities for elders to offer cultural workshops to EOU students, such as beading, regalia making, and language.
- Speakers, book releases, and film screenings
We humbly acknowledge the original inhabitants of the land Eastern Oregon University is upon: the Cayuse, Umatilla, Walla Walla, Nez Perce, Shoshone Bannock, and Burns Paiute people. We celebrate their traditions, languages, and stories. We acknowledge their continuing connection to this land, water, and community and pay our respects to these original custodians of Northeastern Oregon.