OCTOBER 26, 2023
November is Native American Heritage Month, and this year, the University of Wyoming will honor the state’s indigenous story with a public celebration on November 3. The University will welcome an impressive array of speakers to its upcoming ‘Good Medicine’ event while celebrating the school’s Native American students. The celebration honors students’ academic accomplishments and features a cultural presentation from notable Native American Indian speakers, activists, and Hollywood alums.
“UW is excited to welcome a distinguished lineup of participants for the Native American Scholarship and Awards Ceremony as well as the cultural event to follow,” University of Wyoming President Ed Seidel said in a press release. “Knowledge of and exposure to different culture create understanding and build positive relationships. I hope many will take advantage of this opportunity to learn more about Native American cultures and their rich history and traditions.”
Fort Washakie’s own Jason Baldes will stand alongside Means and Davis at the ‘Good Medicine’ celebration. Baldes is the Tribal Buffalo Program Manager for the National Wildlife Federation’s Tribal Partnerships Program. The program addresses inequities and resources for tribes in the U.S. It promotes “environmental and economic justice for Native Americans” by protecting wildlife and water resources, combating climate change, and providing land and environmental education.