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September 15, 2015

Native Graduation Honors School of Social Work and School of Public Health Grads

On June 11, 2015, successful Bachleor’s and Master’s graduates of the Schools of Social Work and Public Health were celebrated at the wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ  or Intellectual House, UW’s longhouse-style gathering space. Family, friends, professors, and supporters attended the lively ceremony which featured dignitaries from local tribes, speeches and thank-yous from the successful graduates, and public recognition of all they have accomplished.
The ceremony was held on a beautiful early summer morning with a light salmon brunch hosted by the Indigenous Wellness Research Institute. The day belonged to the graduates who gave away beautiful cedar pins which they had made to all the guests at the graduation. Although it was a long day for some families who stayed on campus for the School of Social Work graduation that same evening, it was no doubt also a day full of joy and celebration.

Congratulations to all the graduates!