Federal recognition for tribes to be discussed

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Washington State University Vancouver will host "Recognition: A Conversation" from Tuesday through Thursday in the Dengerink Administration building, room 110, and Friday in the Firstenburg Student Commons. The free, public series will bring tribal representatives and scholars to campus to discuss what federal recognition means to their people. WSUV is at 14204 N.E. Salmon Creek Ave. Event parking is free.

Events are as follows: 6:30 p.m. today, "Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Indian Nation" with Johnson Meninick; 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, "Cowlitz Indian Tribe" with Mike Iyall; 6:30 p.m. Thursday, "Chinook Indian Nation" with Gary Johnson; and 7 p.m. Friday, screening of documentary "American Outrage," about two Western Shoshone women who challenged the U.S. government over land rights.