Hosting and supporting events allows us to strengthen our existing community at Seattle University while connecting, collaborating, and supporting Native peoples outside of it. Through the different events we host we are able to educate people on Indigenous topics and issues while celebrating Native peoples and their achievenements 

Lushootseed Lecture Series 

Poster with information about the Lushootseed Lecture Series 2020

Indigenous Peoples Institute

Join IPI in learning more about the Lushootseed language, its importance, and what it has to teach us. For additional information, contact Hanna-Marie Lucero by emailDownload the flyer.





Our visits from the elders have been put on hold until further notice, thank you for understanding.

Elders in Residence Program 

Indigenous Peoples Institute

It is important to keep our elders connected to our youth. It is in this relationship that knowledge and traditions are passed down and the stories of resilience and strength can be shared. Each week an elder visits IPI to hang out with students and othes who are coming through the office. They offer advice to the students and participate in projects with them, such as the shawls that were made by students in 2019 and the beading projects that are being worked on currently by students. 

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Seattle University

Indigenous Peoples Institute

901 12th Avenue 

P.O. Box 222000

Seattle, WA 98122-1090