Native American/Minority Student Services

Native American dancer performing for audience at powwow

Native American Awareness Week March 13th - 17th, 2017.

For the past 27 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.

2017 Agenda   TBA

TUESDAY, MARCH 14
10-11:15am Mini Powwow - area fourth grade classes are invited - ACC GYM
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15
9:00 - 10:15am "A Legacy of Footprints on a campus and community - in memory of  Dr. Horace   Axtell" WCC
10:30 - 11:45am "Indigenous Learning Pedagogies: Story and Storyteller (Research and Researcher)" Dr. D'Lisa Pinkham and Josiah Pinkham - WCC
12:00 - 1:00pm "Teaching Culturally - Faculty Roundtable" - Runninghorse Livingston - founder and CEO of Mathmatize Inc.  Luncheon provided by Teaching-Learning Center and President's Diversity Comission - WCC
1:30 - 2:45pm "Nez Perce Tribe Cultural Resource Program Curriculum Projects - Bringing Nez Perce Stories into Classrooms, Homes, and the Community" presented by Thomas "Tatlo" Gregory, Nakia Williamson, Angel Sobotta, and Mario Battaglia- WCC
3:00-4:15pm "Condors, Canoes and Culture" - David Moan, Nez Perce Wildlife Program and Gary Dorr and Bob Chenoweth,  Nez Perce National Historical Park - WCC 
7:00-8:00pm "JR Red Water - Comedian" - JR is from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and heads the Chiefs of Comedy Tour - WCC
THURSDAY, MARCH 16
9:00 - 10:15am  "Tribal Leaders Panel" - presented by Chief Allan - Coeur d'Alene Tribal Chair, Dr. Mary Jane Miles - Nez Perce Tribal Chair, and Jeremy Wolf - Confederted Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation Vice-Chair Invited - WCC
10:30 - 11:45am  "Protecting the Environment and the No DAPL Progress" presented by Allen Pinkham Sr., Dr. Renee Holt, and Samantha White Temple - WCC
12:00 - 1:15pm  "Creating a System of Change - Nez Perce Women's Outreach Programs" Karee Picard - WCC
1:30 - 2:45pm  "Nominating the Rapid River Traditional Cultural Property (TCP) to the National Register of Historic Places" presented by Amy Canfield, Nakia Williamson, and tribal elders - WCC
6:00 - 9:00pm Friendship Banquet - NAAW Lifetime Achievement Award, the Isaac "Ike Wilson Memorial Scholarship and other scholarships will be presented - WCC
FRIDAY, MARCH 17
7:00 pm - 12:00am LCSC Pow wow - ACC GYM

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