Native American Students Welcomed on CSI's Campus


By KMVT News

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV )

The College of Southern Idaho is broadening the minds of its students, all while encouraging another group to become eagles.

Close to 50 Native American students made their way to CSI today, one bus coming from Fort Hall and another from Duck Valley.

A welcome song and a prayer filled the air at the College of Southern Idaho Friday, as CSI's Native American Student Association shared their rich culture with the public.

CSI president Jeff Fox "this is the world we live in and the opportunity to share the kinds of passionate, connected things that other people do that you might not do—that's the foundation of education."

One gate tells the story of CSI student lee Wilkerson's ancestors, a project he helped design.

It was part of a day meant to show high school students about the rich backgrounds found on campus.

CSI student Lee Wilkerson notes, "we would like to bring out some of the young kids and encourage them to come out to college and encourage them to go to CSI because it's a great place that welcomes a lot of people."

CSI administrators hope to see some of the attendees walk the hallways in the upcoming school year.

Says Fox, "I am so excited for CSI to bring this multicultural event here and I hope it's the beginning of many."

Wilkerson adds, "knowing that they're welcome, then the chance of them coming here and succeeding goes way up."

Welcoming inquisitive minds of all backgrounds.

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