Native American Land Management Perspective

WVC at Omak presents a Native American Land Management Perspective Nov. 30

Media Contact: Livia Millard, multicultural coordinator and academic adviser, 509.422.7814, or Libby Siebens, community relations executive director, 509.682.6436 (Mon. – Thurs.)

November 10, 2015

Dr. Jeanette Armstrong and Dr. Marlowe Sam will present Native American Land Management Perspective: Respect the Earth and She Will Always Take Care of You, on Monday, Nov. 30, at 5 p.m. in Hazel Allen Burnett Hall room 401/402 on the Wenatchee Valley College at Omak campus. This event is part of Native American Heritage Month and is free and open to the community.

The presentation will address ecological issues as a result of the recent fires, indigenous land management and what the community can do.

Dr. Jeanette Armstrong imageArmstrong is an award-winning Okanagan-Canadian author and artist. She is a fluent speaker of Nsyilxcn and a traditional knowledge keeper of the Okanagan Nation. A renowned leader in indigenous and environmental education, she is founder of En'owkin, the knowledge and arts institution of higher learning of the Syilx Okanagan nation. Armstrong is the Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Okanagan Philosophy at the University of British Columbia Okanagan. She has a Ph.D. in Environmental Ethics and Syilx Indigenous Literatures and is the recipient of the EcoTrust, Howard and Peter Buffett Award for Indigenous Leadership.Dr. Marlowe Sam image

Sam is a Wenatchi/Lakes descendant from the Colville Confederated Tribes. He received bachelor's and master's degrees in Indigenous Studies, and a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Studies, at the University of British Columbia Okanagan. He was also the recipient of the Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship. Sam is co-facilitator of the Four Societies Process Method, an Okanagan traditional form of community conflict resolution; an advisory board member for the Pacific Cultural Conservancy; and he has acted as primary mediator in tribal conflicts.

This event is sponsored by the WVC at Omak Associated Student Body and the Red Road Association.

For more information, call Livia Millard, WVC at Omak multicultural coordinator, at 509.422.7814.