13th Annual Native Symposium

Don't you still...? Changing The Way We See Native America

All events are free and open to the public 

November 5

Sunrise Ceremony

To begin the celebration of Native American Heritage Month and the Native Symposium Series, Rios Pacheco, a member of the Northwestern Shoshone Nation will conduct a Shoshone Sunrise Ceremony, to bless the events that will follow in the month of November and the academic year.

  • November 5
  • 8:30 a.m.
  • Lindquist Plaza

Breakfast

Following the completion of the Sunrise Ceremony, join spiritual leader Rios Pacheco and event organizers for a light breakfast.

  • November 5
  • 8:30 - 10:15 a.m.
  • Shepherd Union, Room 232 (Center for Diversity & Unity)

RSVP for Breakfast by October 29

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Workshop: History, Culture, Foods and Language of the Northwest Shoshone

Rios Pacheco, a member of the Northwestern Shoshone Nation, will share information on names of places, food, family groups with Shoshone language names. He will speak about how Shoshone people survived the Bear River Massacre.

  • November 5
  • 10:30-11:30 a.m.
  • Shepherd Union, Room 316

November 8

Keynote: Matika Wilbur

“Changing The Way We See Native America”

Matika Wilbur is a visual storyteller from the Swinomish and Tulalip Coast Salish Peoples of Washington State. The past five years she has been traveling and photographing Indian Country in pursuit of one goal: to change the way we see Native America.

  • November 8
  • 10:30 a.m.
  • Wildcat Theater

 

 

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Luncheon & Discussion

  • Noon
  • Shepherd Union, Room 404

RSVP for Luncheon by October 29

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November 15

Film Screening & Discussion  - Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World

  • 5:30 p.m.
  • Shepherd Union Wildcat Theater

Rumble tells the story of a profound, essential, and, until now, missing chapter in the history of American music: the Indigenous influence.

Film featuring music icons: CHARLEY PATTON, MILDRED BAILEY, LINK WRAY, BUFFY SAINTE-MARIE, JIMI HENDRIX, JESSE ED DAVIS, ROBBIE ROBERTSON, REDBONE, RANDY CASTILLO, TABOO

RUMBLE shows how these talented Native musicians helped shape the soundtracks of our lives.

Discussion led by Native musician, Pete Sands, frontman of the band Blackkiss

Contact

Andrea Hernández
801-626-6957
diversity@weber.edu

 

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Please contact Andrea Hernández two weeks in advance to request accommodations in relation to a disability: 801-626-6957