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Indigenous Change Makers: Celebrating 50 years of the Stanford American Indian Organization

Event Details

Wed, October 21, 2020
05:00PM - 07:00PM
Registration Period:
This event is FREE
Carson Smith, BA '19

In celebration of Stanford American Indian Organization’s 50th anniversary, SAIO is hosting a panel to highlight changemakers within our community since the organization's inception in 1970. The panel will feature distinguished keynote speakers Denni Woodward, Assistant Dean and Associate Director of the Native American Cultural Center, and Jim Larimore, former Assistant Dean and Director of the Native American Cultural Center (‘85-99).


  • Leo John Bird, Blackfeet/Haida, ‘17 
  • Ian Chun, Native Hawaiian, '99
  • Michaelynn KanichyMakah/Pompien, ‘14 
  • Chris Peters, Karuk, ‘73
  • Powtawche Valerino, Mississippi Choctaw, ‘97

Join friends, family, community members, and classmates for a night of stories from Indigenous alumni from the 70s to the present on October 21st from 5 to 7pm PT.

The Zoom video meeting link will be shared with all registered attendees a few days prior to the event. 

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