The Northwest College Women's History Month celebration continues with a lecture that explores the dynamic work of eight Native American women from the 21st Century who are taking strides to fight for treaty rights, combat stereotypes and racial inequality, the wage gap, environmental sustainability and arts advocacy.
Speaker Bio: Biiawassania (Woman Who Leads), Crow/Yakama of the Plains Indian Museum at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, grew up on the Crow Indian Reservation in Southeastern Montana. Her English name is Hunter C. Old Elk. Old Elk earned a bachelor's degree in art with a focus on Native American history at Mount St. Mary’s University. Recently, she was selected as a 2017 Fellow for the Western States Arts Federation’s Emerging Leaders of Color. Old Elk uses museum engagement and social media to explore the complexities of historic and contemporary indigenous culture. She is especially inspired by the lives of Native American women who lived and thrived on the Plains. Her life’s work is dedicated to their multifaceted legacies.