Speel-Ya Club

Native American Student Council

Speel-Ya is one of the oldest and most active clubs on campus, serving as a cultural and social support system for new and returning students. The club organizes a variety of events throughout the year; including events for Native American Heritage month in November and the largest being the annual Indian Arts Festival Pow Wow & Friendship Feast, established in 1971.

“Our mission is to raise awareness, educate and promote the cultures of Native American people by working with other EOU clubs and organizations in the promotion of diversity. Speel-Ya aims to assist new Native American student in the transition of being a new college student and to promote cultural pride, academic success and leadership for all students participating in Speel-Ya.”

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Back Row Left to Right: Advisor Katie Murphy, Taylor Crafts, Joseph O’Brien, Advisor Linda Jerofke, Jordan Patt

Front Row Left To Right: Haylee Swiger, Jan Ng

2020 Speel-Ya Student Leaders:


Jordan Patt
(Warm Springs)
Office: Hoke 326


Haylee Swiger
(Spokane & Colville)
Office: Hoke 326


Jan Ng
Office: Hoke 326



Speel-Ya Club Advisors:


Katie Harris Murphy, B.S. Chem.
(Nimiipuu, Weyiiletpuu, Imatalamthlama & Karuk)
Native American Program
Office: Hoke Hall 217
Office Phone: 541-962-3588

Faculty Advisor

Linda Reed-Jerofke, Ph.D.
Professor of Anthropology
Area of Focus: Physical Anthropology
Office: Ackerman Hall 117
Office Phone: 541-962-3179

For more information on EOU Clubs visit the Center for Student Involvement page!