Native American Heritage Month celebrated at Bellingham conference


BELLINGHAM - Local students and speakers will kick off Native American Heritage Month with a two-day conference focused on environmental issues, women's rights, native youth leadership and other issues Friday and Saturday, Nov. 1-2, at Western Washington University.

The community is invited to attend the second day of events from 3 to 9 p.m. Saturday in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room. Speakers from Lummi Nation, Nisqually Indian Tribe, activism group Idle No More, and other native and environmental groups will give presentations and blessings at the conference.

The free event also will feature light snacks, vendor booths and a silent auction.

For more information, visit the WWU Native American Heritage Month Celebration Conference event page on Facebook.

Reach Samantha Wohlfeil at 360-756-2803 or

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