For the last 3 years, the Nimiipuu (Nez Perce) community has hosted a Juneteenth Celebration in Lapwai, ID. The day is designated to showcase Black excellence as well as uplift the community through the speakers and performers that are chosen. This year, Indigenous Creatives, LLC has been handed the torch in organizing the annual event.
We plan to deliver the overall purpose of acknowledging the importance of cultural identity and solidarity within tribal communities in the PNW. The event will have a live DJ, performances, speakers, vendors, games, and more. Join us this year!
JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION 2022
DATE: Saturday, June 18, 2022
TiIME: 11:00AM TO 5:00PM
LOCATION: Lapwai City Park, 315 Main Street S, Lapwai, ID 83540
This will be at a park with limited seating so please bring lawn chairs, blankets, etc. if preferred.
OUR SPECIAL GUESTS
As a citizen of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma and a Black American. She has devoted her life to sovereignty for Indigenous nations and liberation for Black people. She believes partnerships between both cultures can dismantle the beliefs that drive anti-Blackness and white supremacy and redress the damage wrought by settler colonialism globally.
Artist, Performer, Holistic Wellness Enthusiast, Business Owner
Proudly representing Black American and Nimiipuu (Nez Perce) ancestry, Kellen embraces these multiple identities to empower their work in all its manifestations. Kellen shares (he)artwork through Trenal Original, a traditional-arts based, 2SLGBTQ+/BIPOC-owned small business.
YoNasDa Lonewolf (Virtual Speaker)
Black Organizers of Boise, Idaho
& The Indigenous Idaho Alliance
Valley Foods of Lapwai, ID