UW News

September 22, 2021

Get to know the UW campus with Indigenous Walking Tour


The Burke Museum has always been a second home to Owen Oliver (Quinault Indian Nation and Isleta Pueblo), a recent University of Washington graduate. His father, Marvin Oliver, was a renowned artist, UW emeritus professor of American Indian Studies and adjunct curator at the museum; his sister, Lisa, did her graduate research at the Burke.

During his senior year, Owen Oliver created a walking tour of UW’s Seattle campus, highlighting the Indigenous presence on campus, including the Burke Museum, which is the first stop on the tour.

UW News met up with Oliver to ask about his inspiration for the tour, what he hopes people get out of it and to assist in creating a virtual map version.

Below is the virtual version of the tour you can use to guide yourself around campus as you read through Oliver’s descriptions of each stop.

Read more about Oliver’s work as a UW student in this “Perspectives” piece from January 2021.

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