Leonard Forsman named first Native American on UW Board of Regents

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Leonard Forsman

Leonard Forsman, chairman of the Suquamish Tribe and president of the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians, will become the first Native American to serve on the University of Washington Board of Regents Gov. Jay Inslee announced Monday, Oct. 25. Forsman earned his bachelor’s degree in anthropology from the university in 1987. “As a student in the early 1980s, I dreamed of a day when Tribal students and Tribal nations would be recognized appropriately on campus and beyond,” Forsman said in a news release. 

Read the full story here including words from AIS graduate Owen Oliver.