ESU and Delaware Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma Sign Memorandum of Understanding

Posted by: Elizabeth Richardson on September 21, 2018, One Comment

East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania (ESU) announced today a formal partnership/agreement with The Delaware Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma, a federally recognized tribal nation, to foster collaborative and educational initiatives between the two organizations.

“Because of our location in the Pocono Mountains, ESU has a strong connection to Native American history,” said Joanne Z. Bruno, J.D., provost and vice president of academic affairs. “We are excited welcome Delaware Tribe to our campus and give their historic preservation office a home here. I have no doubt this partnership will lead to exciting collaborative work with our faculty and our students,” she said.

With this Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) The Delaware Tribe of Oklahoma will move their Eastern Tribal Historic Preservation Office, Eastern Office to the campus of ESU. This partnership will enable collaboration between the tribe and the University’s students, faculty and staff to work with archeologists, historians and others to learn from the long and proud legacy of Indian tribes in the region in way that will support existing programs and lead to the development of new, interdisciplinary programs.

The MOU will also provide opportunities for undergraduate research and distance learning as well as the chance to share grant funding and provide student scholarships.

For more information about the partnership with ESU and the Delaware Tribe, please contact the office of the provost by calling 570-422-3539.

One Response to “ESU and Delaware Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma Sign Memorandum of Understanding”

Frank Johnson

Posted September 21, 2018 at 9:28 PM

I applaud our University for this collaborative and educational initiative with the Delaware Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma and the establishment of their Eastern Office on our campus. The Native American history in our Pocono area can now be officially and properly given the platform it deserves. As a local alumni and a member of the ESU Alumni Association Board of Directors, I look forward to the many opportunities this initiative will provide for both East Stroudsburg University and the Deleware Tribe of Indians. ESU has and always will be a place “where Warriors belong!” To everyone involved with this great news – well done!!