2017 Past Events

An Evening with Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

February 9, 2017

An excerpt from her website:
"Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz grew up in rural Oklahoma, daughter of a landless farmer and half-Indian mother. Her paternal grandfather, a white settler, farmer, and veterinarian, had been a labor activist and Socialist in Oklahoma with the Industrial Workers of the World in the first two decades of the twentieth century. The stories of her grandfather inspired her to lifelong social justice activism."

Fr. Pat Twohy & Dr. Christina Roberts, Director of IPI hugging on stage

Fr. Pat Twohy & Dr. Christina Roberts

 First nations students and Roxanne standing for a photo

Diane, Aeon, Dr. Dunbar-Ortiz, Hilary and Chandler.


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Since Time Immemorial - Celebrating Tribal Sovereignty

Seattle University - STCN 160, May 1st, 2017


9-9:30am Registration and Breakfast  STCN 160 (LeRoux Room)

9:30am    Welcome and Opening Prayer Father Pat Twohy, SJ and Christina Roberts, PhD (A’aniin and Nakoda)

9:45am    Overview of the Day and Table Conversation

10 am Opening Plenary – Michael Vendiola, M. Ed. (Swinomish), Program Supervisor, Office of Native Education at Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction

10:45 am - 11:45 am - Workshops

12:30 pm Lunch PlenaryDarrell Hillaire (Lummi), Founder of Setting Sun Productions and the Lummi Youth Academy

1:30 - 2:30pm Workshops (Students to athletics)

2:30 - 3pm Networking & Involvement

3:00pm Closing Keynote - Erik Stegman, MA, JD (Carry the Kettle First Nation-Nakoda), Executive Director, Center for Native American Youth at the Aspen Institute, Washington DC.

3:45 pm Closing Ceremony