Welcome to the Plateau Center for Native American Programs at Washington State University.
In November of 1997, WSU entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with nine Columbia Plateau tribes. In accordance with the MOU are the unique responsibilities WSU has to the First Peoples of the region. As a land-grant institution established within the ancestral homelands of the Sahaptian speaking Paluus'pu and Nimiipuu (Nez Perce) peoples, the MOU is a central touchstone.
With the MOU as the guiding premise, the faculty and staff at the Plateau Center welcome you to stop by the center or visit the ten tribal websites of the respective MOU tribes for more information on Columbia Plateau cultures.