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Nisqually Culture and History, Part Two

November 20, 2019 – 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Panorama Auditorium - 1670 Circle Loop SE, Lacey, WA 98503

Presented by Willie Frank Jr.

Today, the Nisqually tribe has more than 650 enrolled members, the majority of whom live on or near the reservation. They are an entrepreneurial tribe that has grown to become one of the largest employers in Thurston County, while building a national reputation for environmental stewardship programs, protecting and enhancing our natural environment for decades. The history of the Nisqually people has always been around fishing. The salmon have not only been the mainstay of their diet, but the foundation of their culture as well. The Nisqually Tribe is the prime steward of the Nisqually River fisheries resources, and they operate two fish hatcheries: one on Clear Creek and one on Kalama Creek. Back by popular demand, this presentation will discuss part two of the Nisqually Tribe history and culture.

Willie Frank III has been a Nisqually tribal council member since 2009. Like his father, Billy Frank Jr., much of his focus has been on natural resource issues for both the Nisqually Tribe and the 20 treaty tribes of western Washington. He graduated from Evergreen State College in 2007 with a B.A. in Native Studies and was elected to council at the age of 27, following in the footsteps of the leadership he saw in his home. Frank has served as the commissioner for Nisqually to the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission, a natural resources management support service organization for the 20 treaty tribes of western Washington. As commissioner, Frank has worked cooperatively with the other tribes to identify natural resources priorities such as protecting fish habitat and encouraging science-based solutions to fish disease in hatcheries and adjustments to natural resource management as the climate changes.

Holiday Market

Panorama Auditorium - 1670 Circle Loop SE

Shop for unique handcrafted items and art, made exclusively by our Panorama residents! Open to the public. Invite your family and friends!

Friday, November 22nd 

Saturday, November 23rd

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Syrian Humanitarian Crisis

January 22, 2020 – 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Panorama Auditorium - 1670 Circle Loop SE, Lacey, WA 98503

Presented by Rita Zawaideh

Eight years into Syria’s civil war, the international community has come to recognize that 5 million Syrian refugees will not be returning home anytime soon. The scale of the refugee crisis poses vast and consequential challenges to Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey and, by extension, to American interests in the region.

Rita participates in activities that educate the public about the Middle East and North Africa, particularly their cultures. She founded Arab Film Distribution and Salaam Cultural Museum. She frequently lectures to schools, organizations, and business and travel groups. The Arab-American Community Coalition of Seattle, founded by Rita after 9/11, works with civil rights issues, detention issues, and out-reach. The coalition manages a 24-hour Arab crisis-line for problems with discrimination and hate-crimes, liaison work with the Seattle Police Department, Seattle Housing Office, and US Office of Civil Rights, and training for crisis-line workers for the US Department of Justice in cultural sensitivity issues.

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