A Native Voice in Their Care at WSU Spokane

Thursday, November 10, 2022

Working with a Native American “healers cohort,” the Washington State University Health Sciences campus in Spokane created dedicated spaces where Indigenous students can find fellowship and mentorship, community members can gather, and current and future healthcare professionals can learn more about caring for Indigenous patients.


All of the spaces are intended to give Indigenous healthcare greater visibility and understanding in modern medicine, nursing and pharmacy practice, said Dr. Naomi Bender, director of WSU’s Native American Health Sciences program.