Southeast Community College
is hosting a panel to bring more awareness to Native and Indigenous people. The
panel, presented by SCC’s Global Education, is titled “Bridging Heritage to
Current Advocacy for Native and Indigenous People.” It takes place from 11 a.m.
to 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 17 at SCC’s Lincoln Campus gymnasium, 8800 O
St. It is free and open to the public.
The panel discussion features
four experts who will talk about their experiences, including SCC’s Cynthia
Surrounded By Enemies, an instructor in the Human Services program. She said the
event is an opportunity to educate and provide different approaches to bridge
our communities together with an active dialogue.
can learn about Indigenous experiences, gaps in hiring positions, especially in leadership
roles, and local resources and ways we can advocate for and with
Native/Indigenous people in our community,” she said.
hopes attendees will have a better understanding of the Indigenous communities,
as well as ways the public can better support and advocate for them.
Other panelists are Joe
Starita, retired journalism professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Keli
Warrior, an adjunct faculty member at Nebraska Indian Community College; and Dr.
Anitra Warrior, a psychologist at the Behavioral Health Education Center of
Nebraska. SCC employees who attend can receive 1.5 hours of diversity credit. The
event also will be livestreamed at https://www.southeast.edu/native-indigenous-heritage-month/.