NWC News Desk

NWC Native Ways Club hosts panel discussion Thursday, Oct. 11

Posted October 8, 2018
By NWC News Desk

The Northwest College Native Ways Club will host a panel discussion about Columbus Day and Indigenous Peoples’ Day Thursday, Oct. 11, from 7-9 p.m. in the Yellowstone Building Conference Center.

Guest speakers include Hunter Old Elk, curatorial assistant of the Plains Indian Museum at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West; Greg Smith, associate professor of anthropology at Northwest College; and Steve Thulin, NWC professor of history.

During the panel, speakers will provide the historical context of Columbus Day and how it impacts Native Americans, as well as Indigenous Peoples’ Day and its importance.

Indigenous Peoples’ Day is a holiday that celebrates the indigenous peoples of America. It is observed across the U.S. and is an official city and state holiday in various locations.

Light refreshments will be provided. This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Native Ways adviser and NWC Instructor of Photography Jen Litterer-Treviño at Jen.Litterer-Trevino@nwc.edu or 307-754-6160.

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