Darryl Tonemah, Ph.D, speaking at SPRC event

Dr. Darryl Tonemah at SPRC, June 2016

A Tribe Called Urban

Sacred Pipe Resource Center is committed to hosting community-wide discussions about issues important to American Indians. Our free SPRC Speaker Series events feature presentations by Native experts in a variety of fields from around the country.

Our first SPRC Speaker Series in 2015-16 was A Tribe Called Urban, a discussion of what it means to be an urban Indian in a contemporary world. This Series took a look at the issues that impact urban American Indians as a unique population, and the ways in which urban Indians can become fully integrated into the Bismarck-Mandan community.

See current SPRC Speaker Series calendar

2015-16 Speaker Series: A Tribe Called Urban

  • November 3, 2015 A Balance of Tradition and Modernity
    Donald L. Fixico (Shawnee, Sac & Fox, Muscogee Creek and Seminole), Distinguished Foundation Professor of History at Arizona State University, Author
  • November 24, 2015 Urban Native Youth
    Supaman (Christian Parrish Takes the Gun, Apsáalooke), Rapper, speaks about developing Native identity and Native youth growing up in an urban environment.
  • December 15, 2015 State of Urban Indians Address
    Janeen Comenote (Hesquiaht, Kwakiutl, Oglala Lakota, Quinault), Executive Director, National Urban Indian Family Coalition (NUIFC)
  • March 17, 2016 US History: A Native View of Diverse People on Common Ground
    Les LaFountain (Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa), Professor, Turtle Mountain Community College, former Tribal Council Representative, State Senator
  • June 11, 2016 Trauma and Healing in Native Communities
    Dr. Darryl Tonemah (Kiowa/Comanche/Tuscarora), American Indian Health Psychologist, Singer, Author