Native American, Minority & Veterans' Services

Native American dancer performing for audience at powwow

Native American Awareness Week March 11th - 15th, 2019.

For the past 32 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 Native 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.

2019 Agenda   TBA

10:00 - 11:15am Mini Powwow - area fourth grade classes are invited - ACC GYM
9:00 - 10:15am  "Nez Perce 101 - A Forum focused on creating a stronger understanding of the Nez Perce Tribe" with Rebecca Miles - Nez Perce Tribal Executive Director, Julie Kane - Nez Perce Tribe Office of Legal Counsel, and Chantelle Eastman - Nez Perce Tribal Executive Committee - WCC
10:30 - 11:45am  "Finding Your Fire - Putting the Heart in Heartwork" Tanaya Winder - poet, writer, artist, educator and Dream Warriors Founder - WCC
12:00 - 1:15pm  Lunch Break
1:30 - 2:45pm  "LCSC Native American Women Student Panel - Reaching academic and individual goals" Wetalu Rodriguez, Mikailah Thompson, Sahalie Crain, and Tasha Carlson - WCC
3:00 - 4:15pm  Nez Perce Language Panel featuring Nez Perce elders Bessie Scott, Florine Davis and Facilitated by Angel Sobotta - WCC
9:00 - 10:15am "Creating Story through Fashion" Kelly Holmes - Native Max Magazine founder - WCC
10:30 - 11:45am "Women and Wellness on the Nez Perce Reservation" Nimiipuu Health panel with Karee Picard - 'Uuyit Kimti - Women's Outreach Program, Merrell "Beck" Simpson - Community Health and Myra Campbell - Behavior Health - WCC
12:00 - 1:15pm  Lunch Break
1:30 - 2:45pm  "The Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women's Movement (MMIW)" Roxanne White - Innovations Human Trafficking Collaborative, Seattle, WA - WCC
6:00 - 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 Pow wow - ACC GYM

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