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As Seeds, We Grow Closing Celebration

Event date: 4/5/2023 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Export event

As Seeds, We Grow Closing Celebration

Location:  Center of Southwest Studies Lyceum

Join the Center of Southwest Studies at the closing celebration of As Seeds, We Grow: Student Reflections on Resilience, an exhibition curated by FLC alumna and Curatorial Fellow Elise Boulanger, citizen of the Osage Nation.

As Seeds, We Grow explores identity and cultural resilience with consideration to Fort Lewis College’s history as a federal Indian boarding school. Deidre Whiteman of The National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition will join us to speak on advocacy work, the coalition's educational resources, and a future of justice and healing.

  • Pre-event Activities - CSWS portico, 3:30 to 5:30 PM (rain location: CSWS foyer)

    • Makers' Market

    • Indigenous Cultural Garden Introduction with Autumn Raasch and Sage Walstrom

  • Opening remarks and exhibit catalog release - Elise Boulanger, Curatorial Fellow and Liz Quinn MacMillan, Museum Curator

  • Special guest speaker - Deidre Whiteman, Director of Research and Education, The National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition. Whiteman is Meskwaki, Dakota, Ojibwe, Hidatsa, and an enrolled member of the Three Affiliated Tribes of North Dakota

  • Prayer song - Skyhawk Nation

  • Presentations - Student and alumni contributors to the exhibition


Free admission. Food and drinks will be served.

As Seeds, We Grow was made possible by generous support from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Women’s Foundation of Colorado Women & Girls of Color Fund, Alice & Eric Foultz, and the Ballantine Family Fund.


For more information about As Seeds, We Grow, don't miss this Native Lens video by Joe Kinneen (Inupiaq and FLC alumnus, '22).


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