Owen Oliver featured in College's Newsletter for his Indigenous Walking Tour

Submitted by Kai Wise on
Being selected as a Champion of Change has "allowed me to get my voice out there and really advocate for myself, those whose voices are suppressed, and — as always — the land,” says UW senior Owen Oliver.

Every month the College of Arts and Sciences puts together a newsletter for alumni, donors, and the public to share about the many amazing things happening in the University's largest College. This month, AIS senior, Owen Oliver, is the feature story. We all know Owen has kept himself busy with many projects and adventures in addition to his coursework, even as he double majors in AIS and Political Science. The story especially features his work in creating and teaching materials for the campus about Native issues and the Pacific Northwest. We cannot wait for his Indigenous Walking Tour Guide. 

“It’s going to be a 40-page, full color booklet that tells the story of Indigenous places through an Indigenous community member’s eyes across seven stops on campus,” Oliver says. Stops include the Burke Museum, wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ  [Intellectual House], Indigenous artworks, the Medicinal Herb Garden, the Ethnic Cultural Center, the Husky Union Building (HUB) — where one of his father’s works is on display — and Union Bay Natural Area. The booklet will be available as a PDF in spring 2021, with physical copies available at University libraries and other campus buildings in the fall.

Read the full story here and look out for the walking tour, which we'll make available as soon as it's ready.