For over three decades, the annual Medicine Ways Conference has been hosted by the Native American Student Association and Native American Student Programs at the University of California, Riverside and has invited people from near and far to partake in this unique event.
By presenting broad, histories and accounts of Native women in the United States, we hope to create further interest and inspiration for unearthing the roles of women in home communities and how they have, and continue, to change. We wish to start off with a general pan-Indian overview of roles of women in pre and early contact communities. From there we will travel into the present and see how women are maintaining and redefining tradition and community in modern society. We at the Native American Student Association want to emphasize that this conference promotes conversations addressing women’s roles by encouraging everyone to participate.
Featured Speakers: Jack Gray (Maori), Rebecca Kugel (Ojibwe/Shawnee), Kenneth Coosewoon (Comanche), Renda Madrigal (Turtle Mountain Chippewa), Georgiana Sanchez (Barbareño Chumash), Carrie Garcia (Luiseño), Beyaja Notah (Navajo), Barbara Drake (Tongva), Lorene Sisquoc (Apache/Cahuilla), Tonita Largo-Glover (Apache/Cahuilla), Cindi Alvitre (Tongva)