Native American & Indigenous Heritage Month Celebration Panel

November 11, 2020 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion invites you to join us in celebrating Native American/Indigenous Heritage Month with a discussion of “Narratives on History, Belonging, and Activism” on Wednesday, November 11th — 12-1:30 p.m. ET. The panel will be introduced by Larrita Riggs (Diné-Navajo), Executive Assistant to the Dean of CSSW, and co-moderated by Karma Lowe, Assistant Dean of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and Chris Won, Program Coordinator of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.

The panel will feature three speakers of various specializations who are committed to equity and inclusion for Indigenous folx, and other historically marginalized populations.

  • Belle Patterson (White Mountain Apache), (LINK TO BIO) Founder, Go’tis’tin’yuu Apache Language Revitalization
  • Enei Begaye (Diné & Tohono O’odham), (LINK TO BIO) Executive Director, Native Movement; Co-Founder, Fairbanks Climate Action Coalition & Black Mesa Water Coalition
  • Noel Altaha, LMSW ‘16 (White Mountain Apache) & Apache Elders/Language Advisors, (LINK TO BIO) Senior Program Manager, Center for Court Innovation; Chief Executive Officer, Apache Language Project
  • Talia Eames (Tlingit), (LINK TO BIO) Reentry & Recovery Manager, Central Council Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska; Veteran, United States Air Force

They will share their personal stories, perspectives on history and belonging, and strategies for sustaining activism and healing.