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.
7:00pm - 8:30 pm Mentor Artis Playwright Project - Lapwai High School Students. (Plays read by Professional Actors) - ADM THEA
10:00am - 11:15am Mini Powwow - area Fourth Grade Classes are invited - ACC GYM
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
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
7:00pm - 12:00am LCSC Powwow - ACC GYM