Pre-show with Se-ah-dom Edmo and Laura John
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Join us for a Crossing Mnisose pre-show reception with Se-ah-dom Edmo, Executive Director of McKenzie River Gathering (MRG) Foundation and Laura John, City of Portland’s Tribal Liaison.
Se-ah-dom Edmo, Shoshone-Bannock, Nez Perce & Yakama, is MRG’s Executive Director. She brings deep experience in community organizing for racial and social justice work across the nation. She is co-editor of the Tribal Equity Toolkit 3.0: Tribal Resolutions and Codes for Two Spirit and LGBT Justice in Indian Country and American Indian Identity: Citizenship, Membership & Blood.
Se-ah-dom’s ancestors are from Celilo, a fishing village along the Columbia River and one of the oldest known settlements in the West.
Laura John, a descendent of the Blackfeet and Seneca Nations, began work as the City of Portland’s second ever Tribal Liaison in 2017. She brings over 20 years of experience working in Indian Country. She is a former State Policy Fellow with the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and was formally the State-Tribal Policy Analyst for the Montana Budget & Policy Center, working closely with Native American state legislators and elected tribal leaders in Montana.