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Multi-quarter part-time

Muwekma-Tah-Ruk was established in 1988 to celebrate the diversity of Native American, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander people. Muwekma residents take a credit-bearing seminar class either fall or winter quarter to explore significant cultural identity, legal, language, and land issues through speakers, discussions, and events. They also volunteer at Stanford Lu‘au and Stanford Powwow. Additional theme programming presented in the house throughout the year is representative of indigenous cultures, histories, and current issues, and is intended to engage all students regardless of background and familiarity with the theme. Muwekma works closely with the Stanford American Indian Organization and the Native American Cultural Center to create opportunities for residents to engage with the greater Stanford Native American community, and frequently serves as a venue to co-sponsor and organize Native-themed programming and events. Students who pre-assign to Muwekma engage in a year-long community service project that allows them to engage more deeply with the Stanford native community and local native people.



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