In honor of Indigenous Peoples’ Day, the Collective for Social and Environmental Justice at Washington State University Vancouver, 14204 N.E. Salmon Creek Ave., Vancouver, is hosting three separate events on Oct. 12 and 13. The events are open to the public and attendance is free. Parking passes are available at the kiosks on campus.
- Sam Robinson, Vice Chairman of the Chinook Indian Tribe, and Lana Jack, Celilo Wyam activist, will discuss “Federal Recognition and Indigenous Sovereignty,” speaking respectively on the Chinook and Celilo Wyam struggles for self-determination. Moderated by Roben White, Lakota-Cheyenne activist. Oct. 12 at 12:05 to 1:20 p.m. in Library Building (VLIB) 261 and on Zoom at https://tinyurl.com/bdde92rm. Meeting ID: 983 7749 8753. Passcode: FederaRec.
- The presentation “Free the Snake and Nimiipuu Canoe Project, A Healing Journey,” will feature Julian Matthews of Nimiipuu Protecting the Environment, on Oct. 13 from 10:35 to 11:50 a.m. in Library Building VLIB 260 and on Zoom at https://wsu.zoom.us/j/91407655014?pwd=dUd0VklQYXJsUkRwbngyQ0xmUzRTZz09. Meeting ID: 914 0765 5014. Passcode: FreeTSnake.
- The documentary “Heart of the Monster, Nimíipuu (Nez Perce) Creation Story,” will be screened with discussion facilitated by Julian Ankney, Julian Christine Ankney, Coordinator, Native American Programs and Lecturer in English, Washington State University Vancouver, on Oct. 13 from 12:05 to 1:20 p.m. in Library Building (VLIB) 260 and on Zoom at https://wsu.zoom.us/j/95995229375?pwd=NUZUNW5tZHVJcU9RaFZOT0tBRkNGdz09. Meeting ID: 959 9522 9375. Passcode: HeartOTMon.