The 27th Annual Lewis-Clark State College Native American Awareness Week will be held March 11th-15th.
Each Spring Term, LCSC hosts Native American Awareness Week which is designed for the general public and LCSC students, faculty, and staff. During NAAW, a variety of speakers address subjects such as tribal sovereignty, health issues, and Indian education. The week ends with a Pow Wow. This year’s theme is “Knowledge Through Stories.”


Monday, March 11
7:00pm-8:30pm – Mentor Artist Playwright Project — Lapwai High School Students (Plays read by Professional Actors) ADM THEA

Tuesday, March 12
10:00am-11:15am – Mini Pow Wow ? area Fourth Grade Classes are invited ACC GYM

Wednesday, March 13
9:00am-10:15am – Roundtable Discussion on Leadership with Tribal Chairs Silas Whitman from the Nez Perce Tribe and Chief Allen from the Coeur d’Alene Tribe WCC

10:30am-11:45am – Natural Resources Panel Discussion on Culture and Environment featuring Nez Perce Tribal STEM Graduates and Leaders Aaron Miles, James Holt and Aaron Penney WCC

1:30pm-2:45pm – Nez Perce Legends “Tim’neepe Heart of the Monster” Director: Harold Crook; Producer, Writer, Co-Director: Angel Sobotta a play production in Nez Perce Language, Nimiipuutimpt ADM THEA

3:00pm-4:15pm – Native Voices’ Project Director Thomas Kellogg and Native Actors will discuss developing playwriting workshops in Native Communities ADM THEA

7:00pm-8:30pm – An Evening of Storytelling (Nimipuum Titwaatit) ADM THEA

Thursday, March 14
9:00am-10:15am – Native American Student Presentations & Discussion of Stories and Culture — facilitated by Dr. Chris Norden, Humanities Professor, LCSC WCC

10:30am-11:45am – “Nez Perce History” a focus on the early 1900’s Panel Discussion featuring Nez Perce Elders and Leaders Leroy Seth, Wilfred Scott and Diane Mallickan — facilitated by Dr. Chris Riggs, Social Science Professor, LCSC WCC

1:30pm-2:45pm – Building Community through Relationships Dr. Johnny Lake, Diversity Consultant & Assistant Professor, Education Division, Northwest Christian University WCC

4:00pm-5:30pm – Native American Alumni Chapter Meeting & Social ACC Conf 1

6:00pm-9:00pm – Friendship Banquet NAAW Lifetime Achievement Award, the Isaac “Ike” Wilson Memorial Scholarship and other scholarships will be presented WCC

Friday, March 15
7:00pm-12:00am – LCSC Pow Wow ACC GYM

Special Thanks to: Lewis-Clark State College, Idaho Humanities Council, Rosehill Estate, Associated Students of LCSC,
Nez Perce Tribe, Pi’amkinwaas, Clearwater River Casino
Presented by the LCSC Native American Club

For more information please contact 208-792-2812 or

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