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Indigenous Culture Week: Events and Speakers

The ASU Library acknowledges the twenty-two Native Nations that have inhabited this land for centuries, including the Akimel O’odham & Pee Posh Indian Communities, whose care and keeping of the Salt River Valley allows us to be here today.

Speakers & Performers

Donald Warne, MD, MPH - Donald Warne, MD, MPH is the Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion as well as the Director of the Indians Into Medicine (INMED) and Public Health Programs, and Professor of Family and Community Medicine at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences at the University of North Dakota. He also serves as the Senior Policy Advisor to the Great Plains Tribal Leader’s Health Board in Rapid City, SD. Dr. Warne is a member of the Oglala Lakota tribe from Pine Ridge, SD and comes from a long line of traditional healers and medicine men.


Chelsey Luger - Chelsey is from the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa and Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in North Dakota. She double majored in History and Native American Studies at Dartmouth College, concentrating on comparative histories of global Indigenous cultures and post-colonial theory.  She later earned an M.S. in Digital Media at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. In her work as a journalist, she highlights activist movements and environmentalism as it relates to wellness and Native culture. Chelsey is passionate about motivating youth to stay active and healthy in order to build mental-physical-spiritual strength.

Instagram: @chelsey.moves 


Thosh Collins - "Thosh was raised in Salt River, Arizona. He works as a photographer and serves as a board member for the Native Wellness Institute. He draws strength and motivation from the spiritual cultural practices of our ancestral people, and recognizes the inherent physical durability embodied by them. Thosh uses this understanding as the basis to encourage all to embrace reclaim their health as he contributes to the growing wellness movement across Native Country in a way that is holistic and culturally appropriate.”

Instagram: @thosh.collins Facebook: @Anthony Thosh Collins Website: THSH CLLNS PHTGRPHR


Dream Warriors -  Dream Warriors is a collective of Indigenous artists who believe in pursuing passions, dreams, and gifts to better loved ones and communities while also uplifting others.

Instagram: @dreamwarriorsmgmt Facebook: @dreamwarriormgmt


Sacramento Knoxx- Sacramento Knoxx is a hardworking interdisciplinary artist with strong roots in Detroit from the southwest side. He produces a sound of electronic, indigenous, ghettotech, afro-latina, hip hop, soul, and rhythm & blues. Knoxx's versatile background with different forms of music allows him to blend traditional and contemporary styles creating dynamic storytelling experiences with live music performances, dancing, & video projections that take audiences on a participatory journey and a creative experience. Currently he shares interactive music performances, blending captured moments in life & creative imagery through large projection motion graphics. Building from raw experience and grit his works send vibrations to help assemble the worlds we want to live in.

music links: Instagram: @sacramentoknoxx Twitter: @sacramentoknoxx 


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The ASU Library acknowledges the twenty-three Native Nations that have inhabited this land for centuries. Arizona State University's four campuses are located in the Salt River Valley on ancestral territories of Indigenous peoples, including the Akimel O’odham (Pima) and Pee Posh (Maricopa) Indian Communities, whose care and keeping of these lands allows us to be here today. ASU Library acknowledges the sovereignty of these nations and seeks to foster an environment of success and possibility for Native American students and patrons. We are advocates for the incorporation of Indigenous knowledge systems and research methodologies within contemporary library practice. ASU Library welcomes members of the Akimel O’odham and Pee Posh, and all Native nations to the Library.