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Owen Oliver Brings Indigenous Lens to UW

Submitted by Natalie Mc Martinez on March 11, 2021 - 11:47am
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UW senior Owen Oliver. Media Credit: Corinne Thrash

Senior Owen Oliver, a double major in Political Science and American Indian Studies, has been working hard to bring indigenous perspectives to the UW Campus. Already, Owen has worked with faculty to create a class at the Burke for Native American students, led a trip to visit and volunteers with the Quileute Tribal School in La Push Washington, and led UW's American Indian Student Commission as a director. His latest project is to create a UW walking tour booklet that tells the story of Indigenous places through an Indigenous community member's eyes. Owen was also selected as a Champion of Change by the Center for Native American Youth based in Washington, DC at the Aspen Institute. Through this program, Owen has been able to travel regularly to Washington, DC to meet with politicians, make policy recommendations, and pursue independent projects. 

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