Free and Open to All
Monday, October 8, 2018
10 a.m.–12 p.m.
Highline’s main campus
Come to Highline to celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day, where two Native presenters will offer their unique perspectives.
The day offers the chance to reflect on the ongoing struggles of indigenous peoples. It also provide an opportunity to celebrate the thriving culture and value that neighboring tribes and other indigenous nations add to the college. Local tribes include the Duwamish, Muckleshoot and Puyallup.
Highline began official recognition of the day in 2016.
Contact Dr. Tanya Powers at firstname.lastname@example.org or (206) 592-3662
Both talks are free and open to the public and will be held on the college’s main campus in Building 2.
Dr. Denise Bill (Muckleshoot): “The Muckleshoot”
Dr. Denise Bill will share her knowledge of the culture and history of the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe. She currently serves as executive director of higher education at Muckleshoot Tribal College. She has been a teacher, staff development trainer and administrator in public education for more than 20 years, including two years as superintendent of the Muckleshoot Tribal School.
11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Hiram-Calf Looking (Blackfeet): “Two-Spirit”
Hiram-Calf Looking of the Northwest Two-Spirit Society will share stories of resilience and powerful sacred roles of two-spirit people. Attendees will learn how the community-based organization works through centering the voices of two-spirits in healing and advocacy.