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Indigenous Columbia Plateau Art Presented by Dr. Laurie Arnold

Indigenous Columbia Plateau Art Presented by Dr. Laurie Arnold

Brewster Public Library & Tonasket Public Library

Laurie Arnold is an enrolled member of the Sinixt Band of the Colville Confederated Tribes and is Director of Native American Studies at Gonzaga University. Her first book, Bartering with the Bones of Their Dead: The Colville Confederated Tribes and Termination, was published by the University of Washington Press in 2012. She holds a PhD in History from Arizona State University and a Bachelor’s degree in History from Oregon State University.

In 2017, Laurie together with a colleague at Whitman College won a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute award for “The Native American West: A Case Study of the Columbia Plateau.” The institute will be held at Whitman in June 2018. Laurie’s next project, The National Indian Gaming Association and Intertribal Activism: Community Leaders, National Impacts, is a study of Indian gaming told from the beginning, through the lens of leaders who advocated on behalf of tribes and who continue to advance tribal goals three decades later. Laurie previously held positions at the D'Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies at the Newberry Library in Chicago and at the University of Notre Dame.

There are 3 opportunities to hear her presentation:

Thursday, October 4 at the Brewster Public Library

Friday, October 5 at the Tonasket Public Library

Saturday, October 6 at the Omak Public Library

Dr. Laurie Arnold