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Indigenous Peoples Day

Native Power, Resilience & Strength in the 21st Century

October 11, 2021 Idaho State University

Sponsored by Idaho State University Office of the President, Office For Research and Compliance,
Native American Student Services, Department of Anthropology, 
and the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes




Indigenous Peoples Day Events

7:30 - 8 am           Sunrise Ceremony

Shoshone-Bannock Tribal Elder
No filming or photographing
Location: Bartz Field


8 - 9 am                Registration check-in

Coffee sponsored by the ISU Office For Research and Compliance
Location: Pond Student Union Ballroom


9 - 9:30 am            Welcoming Address

President Satterlee & Chairman Boyer
Location: Pond Student Union Ballroom


9:30 - 10:45 am     Keynote Address

Native Power, Resilience & Strength in the 21st Century
Rudy Soto, Shoshone-Bannock Tribal member
Location: Pond Student Union Ballroom


11 am - 1 pm         Indian Tacos 

By Yola’s Sweet Treats and Anthony’s Navajo Tacos
First 300 people served
Location: Quad


11 am - 1 pm          Cultural Performances

ISU Native American Student Council
MC: Tyson Shay
Location: Quad


11 am - 2 pm         Free admission to the ISU Museum of Natural History

Location: Museum


1 - 2 pm                   Concurrent Workshop Session 1

Session A: Getting to Know the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes
Randy’L Teton, SBT Public Affairs Manager
Format: Panel discussion
Audience: General
Location: Pond Student Union-Wood River Room

Session B: Engaging Native Students in Research
Sonia Martinez, STEM Diversity Coordinator
Ask questions of a panel of ISU researchers and Native American students about how and why to successfully engage Native students in research. 
Format: Panel and Roundtable Discussion
Audience: Teachers, Graduate Students, Staff, & Faculty
Location: Pond Student Union-Little Wood River Room


2:15 - 3:15 pm        Concurrent Workshop Session 2

Session C: Decolonizing Your Syllabus! Setting the tone for a more inclusive course
Liz Redd, Director, American Indian Studies & Bailey Dann, Shoshone-Bannock Tribes
Does your syllabus welcome all learners?  Does it represent the diversity of authors, thinkers, and doers in your field? In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn about the 'decolonize academia' movement and apply practical techniques to create a more inclusive and welcoming syllabus. Bring your syllabus!  

Format: Hands-on workshop 
Audience: Teachers, Faculty, Graduate Students
Location: Pond Student Union-Little Wood River Room

Session D: Honoring Traditional Ways of Knowing to Create Pathways in CTE and STEM
Jennifer Jackson, INL
Sunshine Shepherd, Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Youth Education Coordinator

Format: Interactive Panel/Presentation
Audience: General
Location: Pond Student Union-Wood River Room


3:30 - 4:45 pm        Student Panel: Native American Student Experiences at ISU

Moderator: Craig Chatriand, Assistant Vice President and Dean of Students
Join us for a  Q & A session with Native American students about their experiences at ISU.

Location: Pond Student Union-Salmon River Suite


5 - 7 pm                  “Music is Life”

Supaman, Award-winning Apsalooka hip-hop artist
Limited to the first 500 attendees!.
Location: Pond Student Union Ballroom


All-day                      Native American Student Research Showcase

To register your research/participate, click here!

Location: Pond Student Union Ballroom