Native American Heritage assembly


Minnie Giannetti

Animikiiwe Durant and her mother after having received flowers and a grand round of applause after the assembly.

On Friday, November 18th, Olympia High School hosted an assembly celebrating Native American Heritage month. Filled with dance, song, poetry and powerful speeches, the assembly gave students unique insight into many native cultures that inhabit the Washington region as well as with inspiration to increase native visibility.

Organizing an assembly of this scale is not an easy or quick undertaking. Animikiikwe Durant, an OHS student and an advisor of the Native Students Union stated they started back in October”. “I knew this assembly could reach many people,” Durant said. Additionally, Durant commented on the importance of non-native students using their privilege to promote indigenous visibility and how she felt empowered to do so.