Professor Coté Takes Students Beyond the Classroom

Canoes landing on Alki Beach during the Tribal Canoe Journeys, July 2018
Landing of canoes during the Tribal Canoe Journeys

We've always known AIS courses are something special, and this month, the College of Arts and Sciences is sharing the news for us. Professor Charlotte Coté's course was highlighted in the College's September newsletter for being an outstanding example of what happens when you take students beyond the classroom. The story emphasized the experiential nature of the class and how it allowed students to meet and interact with Native communities in the area, something completely new for some of the students. During a class field trip to the landing of the Tribal Canoe Journey, Coté herself was recognized by Puyallup elder Connie McCloud, who thanked and blanketed Coté for her work as an educator and specifically on the wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ Intellectual House project. Read the full article and see photos from the course here.