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Chinese dignitaries meet with Puyallup Tribe

The Puyallup Tribe was front and center during Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to Tacoma with wife Madame Peng Liyuan. A highlight of President Xi’s time here was his visit to Lincoln High School where he interacted closely with students both in the gym and in a classroom, and spoke before a crowd of 500 people in the auditorium about the value of education and hard work. He also presented the students with gifts of books and ping-pong tables, and a surprise invitation for 100 Lincoln High School students to visit China as his guests sometime next year. A group of Puyallup tribal members… Read More


UWT welcomes new students at festive 2015 Convocation


The outdoor plaza at University of Washington-Tacoma was the center of excitement on Oct. 2, as the university’s fourth annual Convocation welcomed students to university life. Convocation is a traditional event to symbolize the importance of university-community partnerships, and is celebrated with a procession, welcome ceremony and community fair afterward with vendor tables featuring local… Read More

‘A History of Puyallup Tribal Sovereignty: A Puyallup’s Perspective’

On Oct. 15, University of Washington-Tacoma Assistant Professor of American Indian Studies Danica Sterud Miller, a member of the Puyallup Tribe, will give a free presentation on the experiences of the Puyallup people as they have protected their sovereignty beginning from the point of first contact… Read More