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Tour the Center for Native American Health

The Center for Native American Health on the WSU Health Sciences Spokane campus will open in August, 2021. The Center supports students who identify as American Indian or Alaska Native (AI/AN) or as First Nations indigenous.

The Center is unique in that it offers:

  • Its own Native American-developed and culturally based clinical patient exam room with telehealth and educational opportunities from NA providers and clinicians, WSU faculty from across the three health science colleges, and IPE engagement between students and faculty. In the future, indigenous patients can use the space to share their views of clinical communication and exchange.
  • Indoor and outdoor healing elements to meet the unique needs of indigenous students, staff, and faculty.
  • Culturally based design elements representing health and healing (i.e. colors and balance of the medicine wheel, waterfall element, etc.)
  • Multi-purpose space to spur student success

Tours are by request. Please email Naomi Bender with questions.

Tour Days and Times

9 – 10:30 a.m.
1 -2:30 p.m.
3 – 4:30 p.m.

9 – 10:30 a.m.
1 – 2:30 p.m.
3 – 4:30 p.m.

If you’d like to tour the Center, please complete this form:

  • Example: College, department, group, committee, etc.
  • Limit 10 people per tour.
  • Note: We plan on providing wrapped grab snacks like packaged nuts, granola bars, waters, and soft drinks, but we also want to be cognizant of food allergies.
    Please select any days and times that apply.

Tours will last about 90 minutes and we will provide a cultural cleansing exercise at the beginning of the tour and during the tour to demonstrate some of the work within the Center. Please note that cleansing participation is voluntary, but something our staff will invite others to learn about and participate in, should they want to. This may include the burning of a medicinal bundle of sage, lavender, juniper or cedar. If the smell of the lightly feathered smoke in the air outside bothers anybody, they do not have to be near the light smoke or smell in order to participate or be part of the tour.