Native American/Minority Student Services

Native American dancer performing for audience at powwow

Native American Awareness Week March 16th - 20th, 2015.

For the past 26 years each Spring Semester, LCSC hosts Native American Awareness Week, which is designed for the general public, LCSC students, faculty, and staff. During NAAW, activities begin Tuesday with a mini powwow and all the area 4th grade classes are invited. Wednesday and Thursday feature a variety of speakers addressing subjects such as tribal sovereignty, health issues, and Indian education. On Thursday evening there is a friendship banquet. The friendship Banquet is the time when the NAMSS recognizes all the Natvie American students who received scholarships for the year but also the Native American students select an elder for a Life Time Achievement Award. The week ends with a powwow on Friday evening.

Note: 2015 agenda hasn't been finalized.

2014 Agenda in review: "Titwaatisix Nuunim Titwaatit" , Telling Our Story

Monday, March 17                                     

7:00pm - 8:30 pm     Mentor Artis Playwright Project - Lapwai High School Students. (Plays read by Professional Actors) - ADM THEA

Tuesday, March 18

10:00am - 11:15am     Mini Powwow - area Fourth Grade Classes are invited - ACC GYM

Wednesday, March 19

9:00am - 10:15am     "Tim'neepe Heart of the Monster" - featuring a documentary by Patricia Keith, Professor Emeritus of English at LCSC and discussion with Director: Harold Crook & Producer, Writer, Co-Director: Angel Sobotta - WCC

10:30am - 11:45am     Meet the Authors of "Lewis & Clark Among the Nez Perce" - discussion with Steve Evans and Alen Pinkham - WCC

12:00pm - 1:15pm     "Of Native Women: Tradition, Tragedy, Justice" - Dr. Janis Johnson, Professor of English & American Indian Studies, University of Idaho - in collaboration with Women's History Month - WCC

1:30pm - 2:45pm    Building Community Through Wellness - Nez Perce Tribe Health Representatives. WCC

6:00-7:30pm  "The Lost Brother - Lamprey Eels" - a documentary by the Nez Perce Tribe Fisheries and the Columbia River Intertribal Fish Commission - reception at 5:30pm - WCC Flyer

Thursday, March 20

9:00am - 10:15am     Native American Student Panel Discussion on the Mascot Issue - WCC

10:30am - 11:45am    "Nez Perce History - a focus on the Place, Names and Stories" - featuring Nez Perce Elder Alan Pinkham and Josiah Pinkham, Cultural Resources Ethnographer for the Nez Perce Tribe - WCC

1:30pm - 2:45pm     Meet the Author of "How to say I Love You in Indian" - discussion with Gyasi Ross

4:00pm - 5:30pm     Native American Alumni Chapter Meeting & Social - ACC Conf 1

6:00pm - 9:00pm  Friendship Banquet - NAAW Lifetime Achievement Award, the Isaac "Ike" Wilson Memorial Scholarship and other scholarships will be presented - WCC

Friday, March 21

7:00pm - 12:00am     LCSC Powwow - ACC GYM