At the tail end of 2020, our robust Native American Health Sciences program released its newsletter, Changing the Face of Health Care. Among the many wonderful stories was one on the then-under construction Center for Native American Health.

Now, as you can see in the video above, the Center is celebrating its soft opening. COVID-19 has prevented us from celebrating in person and hosting gatherings, but those will return in due time – and we can’t wait!

“This Center is for our Native American students in the College of Medicine, College of Pharmacy and College of Nursing,” said Evanlene Melting Tallow, outreach and program coordinator for Native American Health Sciences. “This is to help them be successful, to be able to have retention here, to help them with their academics, and any support services that we can provide so that they will graduate and go out into our communities.”

The Center features Native artwork and symbolism and will be a place for community.

Check out these photos of the inside of the Center:

Computers

Screen

kitchen

table

regalia

Note: All photos featured in the video were taken prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.