Today marks the beginning of the 25th Native American Awareness Week at Lewis-Clark State College, in Lewiston, Idaho. The week will be full of activities and explorations into Native American culture.
“The purpose of Native American Awareness Week is to promote an understanding of Native American cultures and peoples, along with promoting multiculturalism, with a focus on tribes from the Northwest,” said Bob Sobotta, director of LCSC Native American/Minority Student Services, in a press release. “Native American Awareness Week also provides participants an opportunity to learn from Native peoples about different aspects of tradition, leadership, education and history which they may not have been exposed to otherwise.”
Events include a mini powwow on March 6 and a performance by Native American Music Award-winning musician and writer Arigon Starr on March 7. Starr, a member of the Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma, will perform at 7 p.m. at the Silverthorne Theatre. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for youth and will be sold at the door.
The week of awareness culminates Friday, March 9 with the 25th Annual LCSC Pow Wow at the Activity Center from 7 p.m. to midnight.
For a full agenda visit the Lewis-Clark State College website.