LCSC Native American Awareness Week

LCSC Native American Awareness Week

LCSC | March 10th - 15th

LEWISTON, ID – “Indigenous Women Rising” is the theme of this year’s Lewis-Clark State College Native American Week.   The celebration features a writer’s workshop, presentations, pow wows, the Friendship Banquet, guest speakers, and more. 

This is the 32nd time the college has hosted the event.  It begins March 10th and runs through the 15th.

All events are free and open to the public at the Williams Conference Center unless otherwise noted.

Here’s a schedule of events.
Monday, March 11

2-4 p.m.  – Nez Perce Women’s Writers’ Workshop Author Panel Discussion. Panelists: Velda Penney and Agnes Weakus.

5:30-8 p.m. – Native American Women Writers’ Workshop Reception. Keynote speakers: Jaci McCormack and screenwriter Dennis Lee,

Tuesday, March 12

10-11:15 a.m. – Mini Pow Wow for area fourth grade classes, LCSC Activity Center.

2-4 p.m. ­– Nez Perce Women’s Writers’ Workshop Writing & Publishing Panel Discussion. Panelists: John Herrington, TBA.

5:30-8 p.m. – Nez Perce Women’s Writers Institute, dedicated to the works of the late Margo Aragon, Silverthorne Theatre.

Wednesday, March 13

9-10:15 a.m. – “Nez Perce 101 – A Forum focused on creating a stronger understanding of the Nez Perce Tribe.” Panelists: Rebecca Miles, Nez Perce Tribal executive director; Julie Kane, Nez Perce Tribe Office of Legal Counsel; and Chantelle Eastman, Nez Perce Tribal Executive Committee.

10:30-11:35 a.m. – “Finding Your Fire – Putting the Heart in Heartwork.” Panelist: Tanaya Winder, poet, writer, artist, educator and Dream Warriors Founder.

1:30-2:45 p.m. – “LCSC Native American Women Student Panel – Reaching academic and individual goals.” Student panelists: Wetalu Rodriguez, Mikailah Thompson and Sahalie Crain.

3-4:15 p.m. – Nez Perce Language Panel. Panelists: Nez Perce elders Bessie Scott and Florine Davis; facilitated by Angel Sobotta.

Thursday, March 14

9-10:15 a.m. – “Creating Story through Fashion.” Panelist: Kelly Holmes, Native Max Magazine founder.

10:30-11:45 a.m.  – “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 Program.

1:30-2:45 p.m. – “The Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women’s Movement (MMIW).” Panelist: Roxanne White, Innovations Human Trafficking Collaborative, Seattle.

6-9 p.m. – Friendship Banquet – Presentations of the NAAW Lifetime Achievement Award, the Isaac “Ike” Wilson Memorial Scholarship, and other scholarships.

Friday, March 15

7 p.m.-midnight – LCSC Pow Wow, LCSC Activity Center.

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