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Travel issues force change in schedule at LCSC Native American Awareness Week

LEWISTON, Idaho – Because of a severe storm that cancelled numerous flights in the Denver area, Native Max Magazine editor-in-chief Kelly Holmes will be unable to make her Thursday presentation during Lewis-Clark State College’s Native American Awareness Week.

Instead, Robbie Paul, former director of Washington State University’s Native American Health Sciences Program in Spokane, will present on “Native American Boarding School Experience and the Effects of Three Generations of the Nez Perce Jesse Paul Family.” The presentation will take place at 9-10:15 a.m. at the LCSC Williams Conference Center.

Paul started at WSU in 1995 as the Native American Coordinator for Recruitment and Retention for the College of Nursing. Her job evolved over the years when WSU established the Native American Health Sciences office and Paul was named the director. She is a member of the Nez Perce Tribe.

Holmes started the first Native American fashion magazine when she, along with a small staff, designed, wrote, and published Native Max’s first issue in 2012 when she was 20 years old. The magazine features profiles of Native American artists, designers, activists, and fashion icons. The magazine also highlights sports, culture, entertainment and fashion news. On top of being the editor-in-chief, Holmes is the creative director, publicist, model, stylist and one of the main writers. She is a member of the Lakota tribe and lives in the Denver area.