OLD WAYS – Opportunity Learning Diversity, Wisdom, And Yesterday’s Stories

Indigenous Health Summer Learning Opportunity

OLD WAYS is a summer learning opportunity designed for first and second-year WSU medical, nursing, and pharmaceutical students to build their capacity centered around Indigenous and traditional knowledge and increase their understanding of the history of American Indian/Alaska Native people.

In OLD WAYS, you and nine other students will have an opportunity to gain an understanding of Western Medicine and Traditional Knowledge parallels, historical and generational trauma, cultural humility, and Indigenous concepts in the healthcare field. OLD WAYS also includes:

  • Travel/lodging support for students in need
  • Stipends for students (upon completion)
  • Certificate (upon completion)

Registration Details

  • Registration for this program is free. Students must be able to fully attend all portions of the program.
  • Twelve spots are available for WSU students on a first come, first serve basis. A waiting list will be available.
  • Non-WSU students can apply for one of several scholarships, available on a limited basis. Apply when registering.

For more information, contact Jerry Crowshoe, MA at gerald.crowshoe@wsu.edu or 509-368-6844.

2024 Schedule

Virtual (Zoom)

July 9 & 11 4:00 – 6:00 pm PDTDr. Reggie Crow ShoeEthical Space of Respect
July 16 & 18 4:00 – 6:00 pm PDTDr. Ryan Heavy Head“Naamitapiikoan” Missed-Place: Blackfoot Influences on Abraham Maslow
July 23 & 25 4:00 – 6:00 pm PDTDr. Iris PrettyPaintCultural Humility

Onsite (WSU Spokane Campus)

July 309:00 – 11:30 am PDT Warren SeylerHistory of the Spokane Tribe of Indians
1:30 – 5:00 pm PDTWarren SeylerFort Spokane Boarding School (Presentation and Tour)
July 319:00 – 11:30 am PDTAlan BashamCycles of Life, Circles of Meaning
1:00 – 3:00 pm PDTBarry MosesTraditional Spirituality (Spokane Tribal Longhouse)
3:15 – 5:00 pm PDTAnnette PeonePlants, Teas, and Medicines of the Spokane Tribe (Spokane Tribal Longhouse)