A diverse group of Indigenous womxn tell stories from their lives during this special event. Our multi-generational gathering includes local writers, activists, artists, and students, sharing a wide range of Coast Salish and Urban Native perspectives. Publications by Native women writers will also be available for purchase from King's Books.
Brandi Douglas (Puyallup)
Connie McCloud (Puyallup)
Danica Sterud Miller (Puyallup)
Dawn Pichón Barron (Choctaw / Mexican / Euro)
Monae Wright (Puyallup)
Nataanii Nez Cottier (Oglala and Sicangu Lakota)
Sasha LaPointe (Upper Skagit / Nooksack)
This event is curated by Kimberly Corinne Deriana (Mandan/Hidatsa) and Asia Tail (Cherokee) of yəhaw̓, an Indigenous artist collective.
This event is in conjunction with Tacoma Reads 2019, a partnership of City of Tacoma Government, Puyallup Tribe of Indians, and Tacoma Public Library. Tacoma Reads is a local community reading program that seeks to unite the community in dialogue around contemporary themes through reading a common text. The 2019 Tacoma Reads selection is the bestselling debut novel There There by Tommy Orange. Described as “groundbreaking, extraordinary” by The New York Times, There There is a multi-generational, relentlessly-paced story of 12 urban Native Americans traveling to the Big Oakland Powwow, interconnected in ways they may not yet realize.
Photo of Sasha La Pointe by Naomi Ishisaka.