NCA Opening Session: Honoring Past and Present: Communication, Culture, and Change in Native Seattle

Sponsor: NCA National Office
Thu, 11/18: 5:00 PM - 6:15 PM
Washington State Convention Center 
Room: Ballroom 6B - Sixth Level 
This session will be live streamed, more information is available here:

This program, sponsored by the Waterhouse Family Institute for the Study of Communication and Society, highlights the role communication plays in Native communities, through language, art, culture, and ritual. More specifically, panelists will discuss the ways communication helps these communities overcome challenges associated with race, education, poverty, healthcare, and Native language maintenance and renewal. This panel includes both scholars and Native Seattle community leaders whose work is dedicated to the understanding, service, and care of urban American Indians and Alaska Natives.


Eean B. Grimshaw, North Carolina Wesleyan College  - Contact Me


La Royce Batchelor, Clever Crow  - Contact Me
Derrick Belgarde, Chief Seattle Club  - Contact Me
Abriel Johnny, United Indians of All Tribes Foundation  - Contact Me
Esther Lucero, Seattle Indian Health Board  - Contact Me
Scott Pinkham, University of Washington  - Contact Me


NCA First Vice President
NCA National Office