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Tony Tekaroniake Evans free livestream presentation
November 24, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
As part of their National Native American Heritage Month celebration, award-winning journalist Tony Tekaroniake Evans will present on his new book, “Teaching Native Pride: Upward Bound and the Legacy of Isabel Bond,” via the Ketchum Community Library’s livestream on Tue, Nov 24 from 6:00 – 7:00pm PST.
In his book, Native and non-Native voices tell the story of the federally sponsored Upward Bound program at the University of Idaho, intertwining personal anecdotes and memories with accounts of the program’s inception and goals, as well as regional Native American history and Isabel Bond’s Idaho family history. Dedicated to helping low-income and at-risk students attend college, the curriculum celebrated that heritage, and many Native students broke cycles of poverty, isolation, and disenfranchisement, and non-Indians gained a new respect for Idaho’s first peoples. And shows how one person can make a difference.
Tony Tekaroniake Evans is an enrolled Bear Clan member of the Kahnawake Mohawks of Quebec.
Teaching Native Pride: Upward Bound and the Legacy of Isabel Bond is being published by Washington State University Press and is available online and through local bookstores, like Chapter One Bookstore in Ketchum.
You can find the livestream link here: https://www.comlib.org/event/teaching-native-pride/