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

10-11:15am Mini Powwow - area fourth grade classes are invited - ACC GYM
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
1:30 - 2:45pm "Nez Perce Language Curriculum Projects - Stories and Place Names" presented by Thomas "Tatlo" Gregory, Bessie Walker, Angel Sobotta, and Mario Battaglia - WCC
3:00-4:15pm "Condors, Canoes and Culture" - Nez Perce Wildlife Program and Nez Perce National Historical Park - WCC 
7:00-8:00pm "JR Red Water - Comedian" - WCC
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  "Women's Outreach Programs" Karee Picard - WCC
1:30 - 2:45pm  "Rapid River History and Project" Amy Canfield, Josiah Pinkham and/or Nakia Williamson, Pat Baird, and tribal elders - WCC
6:00 - 9:00pm Friendship Banquet - NAAW Lifetime Achievement Award, the Isaac "IkeWilson Memorial Scholarship and other scholarships will be presented - WCC
7:00 pm - 12:00am LCSC Pow wow - ACC GYM

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