DiverseU Keynote

Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls

The DiverseU Keynote: Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls

Wednesday, Nov. 6th | 5:00 - 8:00 pm | UC Ballroom

This year's Keynote Speaker Event will be highlighting the national and regional crisis pertaining to Murdered Missing Indigenous Women and Girls. Drumming with Dancers will be featured as a way of opening the event to honor this topic. Smudging stations will be available for all participants to cleanse themselves or just to learn about the significance of this practice. Bison Chili, Frybread & Beverages will be provided from 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM. 

Panelists Include:

  • Rosalynn LaPier, PhD
    Tribal Affiliations: Blackfeet/Métis
  • Marita GrowingThunder
    Tribal Affiliations: Fort Peck Nakona, Dakota
  • Lillian Alvernaz
    Wičháŋȟpi Wakȟáŋ Wíŋyaŋ Tuwé YaŋkÁ Uŋ Kiŋ Haŋhépi Wí
    Tribal Affiliations: Dakhóta and Nakoda
  • Courtney LittleAxe
    Vóestaā'e
    Tribal Affiliations: Northern Cheyenne/Absentee Shawnee/Seminole
  • Iko Beck
    Iko'tsimiskimaki Beck
    Tribal Affiliations: Blackfeet/Métis
  • Briana Lamb
    Tribal Affiliations: Aaniiih/Niimiipu

The entire three-day DiverseU symposium is free and open to the public.

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