17th Annual Native Symposium
Honoring Native Sovereignty
All events are free and open to the public, no RSVP is necessary, just show up!
Nov. 1-15, 2023
SUNRISE CEREMONY: Rios Pacheco
- Wednesday, Nov. 1
- 8:30 a.m.
- Stewart Bell Tower
This is a blessing to open a series of events for the month, which will be led by Northwestern Shoshone/Kewa Pueblo Northwestern Shoshone Spiritual leader, Cultural Analyst and Elder of the tribe, Rios Pacheco.
KEYNOTE: Darren Parry
- Thursday, Nov. 9
- Reception: 5:30-6:15 p.m.
- Keynote: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
- Stewart Library, Room 132
Darren Parry is the former Chairman of the Northwestern Band of the Shoshone Nation. Darren serves on the Board of Directors for Utah Humanities and the PBS Utah. He attended the University of Utah and Weber State University and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Education. Darren is the author of “The Bear River Massacre, A Shoshone History” and teaches in the Environmental Humanities department at the University of Utah. He lectures around the country on Native American issues surrounding history and Indigenous views related to sustainability. He recently gave a lecture at the University of Copenhagen and spoke about Indigenous views to Climate and Environment. His passions in life are his wife Melody, 7 children and 17 grandchildren. His other passion is his Tribal family. He wants to make sure that those who have gone before him are not forgotten.
Wellness through Culture & Community Connections
COLLABORATION WITH THE URBAN INDIAN CENTER
- Tuesday, Nov. 14
- 4 p.m.
- Shepherd Union, Room 320
Roadtrip Nation: Native Way Forward
FILM SCREENING IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE UTAH EDUCATION NETWORK
- Wednesday, Nov. 15
- 4:30 p.m.
- Shepherd Union, Wildcat Theater
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