CWUAnthropology NewsAnthropology News for BioArch Field School in Ecuador Extended!, 27 Mar 2019 16:56:36<h3><strong>Thinking about joining Dr. Jastremski's field school in Ecuador this summer? Well, good news! The deadline for applications has been extended to April 29th. Get yours in today!</strong></h3><h3><a href="/anthropology/node/763"><strong style="font-size: 12px;">Click here for more information.</strong></a></h3></strong style="font-size: 12px;">Apply for the Wilson Archaeology Scholarship, 12 Feb 2019 16:26:50<p><img alt="" src="" style="height: 841px; width: 650px;"></p><h2 style="text-align: center;"><a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Click here for the application form!</strong></a></h2></h2 style="text-align: center;">New MCE Exhibit on Civil Rights, Jan. 30-March 16, 01 Feb 2019 13:12:41<p>Be sure to stop by the <a href="" target="_blank">Museum of Culture and Environment</a> to spend some time exploring the new exhibit,&nbsp;For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">Read on for a short clip about the traveling exhibit from KIMA Action News and the thoughts of Museum Director, Dr. Hope Amason</a>.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="" style="width: 650px; height: 376px; border-width: 3px; border-style: solid;"></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p></p style="text-align: center;">Want to conduct research in Ecuador this summer?, 23 Jan 2019 21:02:26<p>Come learn more from Dr. Jastremski about the 2019 Summer Bioarchaeology Field School in Salango, Ecuador! All information sessions will be held in Dean 359. If you cannot make one of the following dates, please contact Dr. Jastremski at <a href=""></a>.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Jan. 24th @ 2 p.m.<br>Jan. 28th @ 3:30 p.m.<br>Jan. 31st @ 12:30 p.m.</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="/anthropology/sites/" style="width: 650px; height: 419px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;"><img alt="" src="/anthropology/sites/" style="width: 650px; height: 425px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;"></p></a href=""></br></br>CWU Student Named 2019 Aspen Institute's Champion for Change, 16 Jan 2019 18:09:56<p><a href="" target="_blank"><img alt="Autumn Adams" src="" style="width: 250px; height: 369px; margin: 3px; float: right;"></a>Central Washington University student <a href="" target="_blank">Autumn Adams</a> was named one of five 2019 Champions for Change--a policy program of The Aspen Institute's Center for Native American Youth.</p><p>Adams, a senior majoring in <a href="" target="_blank">anthropology with minors in museum studies</a> and <a href="" target="_blank">American Indian studies</a>, will spend five days in Washington D.C. meeting with house representatives and senators on her platform Indian Child Welfare Act.</p><p>The platform is dear to Adams’ heart having been in foster care herself.</p><p>“If it weren’t for that Act, I probably wouldn’t be able to be part of my culture anymore or have my sibling be as close as they are to me now,” said Adams.</p><p>Her mom left the family during her senior year in high school. At age 19, Adams gained legal custody of her two younger siblings, now 14-- and 10-years-old, and has been their sole support since. She’s maintained her role as student, advocate, sibling, and guardian for the past three years.</p><p>The Indian Child Welfare Act was enacted in 1978, as a response to the high number of Indian children being removed from their families and placed in white homes off the reservation.</p><p>Adams, who is a member of the Yakama Nation, said up to 35 percent of Indian children were removed from their homes throughout the U.S. during this time, often unwarranted, and unable to maintain their cultural heritage.</p><p>Since then, the Act protects Indian children and provides strict guidelines on the removal and placement of them into homes which reflect the unique values of Indian culture. Placements are prioritized to remain with the Indian child’s extended family, then other members of the tribe, or other families on the reservation.</p><p>“The Indian Child Welfare Act is considered to be the gold standard for foster care,” said Adams.</p><p>During her visit to D.C., February 10-15, Adams will meet with Washington Congressman Dan Newhouse, Congresswoman Dr. Kim Schrier, Senator Patty Murray, and Senator Maria Cantwell.</p><p>The <a href="" target="_blank">McNair Scholar</a> plans to continue her education after she graduates in June. Adams will pursue a graduate degree in public policy along with a juris doctorate with the goal of serving in the house or senate.</p><p>“I’m not doing it for myself, I’m doing it to set an example for my brother and sister,” Adams said. “They see everything I do firsthand and I don’t want them to think they can’t do something because of their background.”</p><p>Media contact: Dawn Alford, Department of Public Affairs, 509-963-1484,</p>Want to gain hands-on experience in forensic anthropology this summer?, 14 Nov 2018 11:22:31<p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Join <a href="/anthropology/node/2514" target="_blank">Dr. Jastremski</a> this summer, June 10-27, in CWU's Forensic Anthropology Field School. Want to apply? Click <a href="/anthropology/sites/">here</a> for the application or visit the <a href="/anthropology/node/763">Summer Field Programs</a> link for more information.</strong></p><p><strong>When?</strong><br>June 10-27, Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.</p><p><strong>Where?</strong><br>CWU Ellensburg campus</p><p><strong>Are there any pre-requisites?</strong><br>Yes, both ANTH 315 and ANTH 310 <em>OR</em> an approved Human Osteology course <em>AND</em> permission of Dr. J.</p><p><strong>What will you need to enroll in? (10 credits total)</strong><br>ANTH 414 - Forensic Anthropology: Cold Case Analysis<br>ANTH 415 - Forensic Anthropology: Theoretical and Applied Issues</p></p style="text-align: center;"></br></br></br></br></br>Dr. Rentería-Valencia Comments on Dia de los Muertos, 02 Nov 2018 14:55:43<p>Thanks in part to recent movies like "Coco", Dia de los Muertos is growing in popularity across American society. &nbsp;Celebrations of life honoring death are part of the cultural fabric of this particular region of WA state from Ellensburg to Wapato, sparking important conversations for individuals of all ages and cultures. While attending the Tieton celebration, <a href="/anthropology/node/2519" target="_blank">Dr. Rentería-Valencia</a> spoke with the Yakima Herald about how such celebrations act as a bridge between Mexican and American cultures.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">Read the full story at the Yakima Herald.&nbsp;</a></p><p style="text-align: center;"><a href="" target="_blank"><img alt="Dia de los muertos" src="/anthropology/sites/" style="width: 225px; height: 225px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;"></a></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p></p style="text-align: center;">Archaeology Days at the Wanapum Heritage Center, 11 Sep 2018 18:05:51<p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Take part in the Archaeology Days events at the Wanapum Heritage Center on Oct. 29th &amp; 30th!</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="" style="height: 839px; width: 650px;"></p></p style="text-align: center;">Kristen Drury on Forensic Anthropology, 29 May 2018 11:32:12<p>An interview with Anthropology's own Kristen Drury, M.S. is <a href="" target="_blank">featured today</a> in the <em>Yakima Herald</em>. &nbsp;Read more about Drury's work as the supervisor of the Yakima Police Department's Forensics Lab, her take on today's popular crime scene shows, and her beginnings as a forensic anthropologist. &nbsp;Join Drury in the CWU classroom to learn more about firearms, fingerprints, and more, while working towards a certificate in&nbsp;<a href="/anthropology/node/2525">Forensics</a>.</p>2018 PETE AND SANDRA BARLOW AWARD, 17 Apr 2018 14:44:49<p>2018 PETE AND SANDRA BARLOW AWARD ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS ON A ROLLING BASIS APRIL 13, 2018 THROUGH MAY 11, 2018 AT 5 p.m.</p><p>Description and application can be found at these links.</p><p></p><p></p>