A poster exhibition designed and installed by Native American & Indigenous Studies students Fall 2019

Indigenous Scholars, We are Lutes Too

By: Native American & Indiginous Studies students Fall 2019

This exhibition was created by the NAIS Interconnections class, Fall 2019, as our semester project. These posters represent some of PLU’s Native students, faculty and alum, with a quote from each individual, taken from a conversation we had with them about what being Indigenous means to them, or what they see as an Indigenous scholar. We created this project in order to make our Native population at PLU more visible for the rest of the PLU community, reminding them that we are here too and that we have something to share. We also made them for our fellow Native students, and for ourselves, in order to remind us to recognize our Indigenous knowledge; we are scholars too. Our Native population might be a minority, but that does not mean we do not exist. Through sharing these posters we hope Native students and faculty will feel more at home, and understand that they are not alone at this university. These posters will be hanging all across campus in order to share our project with as many Lutes as possible. We thank our participants for their courage in sharing their story with us and the rest of our community.