November - 2022
LANA Hangs Banner in Honor of Native American Heritage Month
November is Native American Heritage Month, or as it is commonly referred to, American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month. The month is a time to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native people.
Fireside Chat with Suzanne Singer of Native Renewables - Dr. Suzanne Singer
Tuesday Nov 1, 2022
Tuesday Nov 1, 2022
Date: Tuesday, November 1
Time: 12 noon - 1 pm PT
In honor of Native American Heritage Month, Suzanne Singer, PhD, Co-Founder of Native Renewables, will be in conversation with Aditi Chakravarty, LBNL’s Chief DEI Officer, about Suzanne’s groundbreaking work delivering sustainable energy for Navajo (Dine) and Hopi communities in Arizona. Latin American/Native American Employee Resource Group (LANA ERG) invites you to join us!
Co-Founder Suzanne Singer, PhD, is a member of the Navajo (Dine) tribe and grew up in Flagstaff, Arizona. Her mechanical engineering and energy analysis background provides the technical foundation to develop tribal energy independence. Prior to founding Native Renewables, Singer was a staff engineer and post-doc at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and an intern with Sandia National Laboratories’ Tribal Energy Program. Singer is a 2021 Echoing Green Fellow and the winner of the 2019 U.S. Clean Energy Education and Empowerment (C3E) Entrepreneurship Award. She earned a PhD and MS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Arizona.
California Poetry with Stephen Meadows
Date: Monday, November 21
Time: 1 - 2 pm PT
Stephen Meadows, the author of Winter Work from Nomadic Press, is a Californian poet with roots in both the Ohlone and the pioneer soil of his home state. He was born and raised in the Monterey Bay of Central California and received his secondary education at U.C. Santa Barbara, U.C. Santa Cruz, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree and went on to earn a Master's Degree at San Francisco State University.
As a descendant of native peoples who built the Carmel Mission, gold rush families who settled in the gold country of the foothills and a farm family in Carmel Valley, Stephen’s poems are steeped in the indelible aura of California. His poems are concise elemental visions that capture the essential truths of his life and the beauty of the natural world around us.
Stephen has published poems in anthologies nationwide; The Sounds of Rattles and Clappers from the University of Arizona Press, The Dirt is Red Here from Heyday Books, and his first book also from Heyday Releasing the Days. Stephen is included in; Fire and Rain: Ecopoetry of California from Scarlet Tanager Books, edited by Lucille Lang Day and Ruth Nolan, and Red Indian Road West, also from the same press. In addition, his poems can be found on the spoken word CD Red Smoke Dawn Wind with background music by David Blonski as well as appearing on the CD from Mignon Geli entitled Under a Buffalo Sun. Since the early 1990’s Stephen’s poem “For the Living'' can be found on a bronze plaque along the Embarcadero on San Francisco’s waterfront.
On Indigenous Peoples Day 2019, to celebrate the Alcatraz Canoe Journey at Aquatic Park in San Francisco, Stephen was given the honor of reading his most requested poem In the Water Over Stones.
November - 2021
Native American Heritage- Speaker Andrea Delgado Olsen
Wed Nov 17, 2021
Wed Nov 17, 2021
Andrea Delgado-Olson is the Founder and Chair of Native American Women in Computing. She is also the Program Manager for Systers and GHC Communities at the AnitaB.org. Andrea is a member of the Ione Band of Miwok Indians of the Northern Sierra region of California. She is a Computer Science Graduate Student with a background in Education with seventeen years of experience as a teacher. Her focus has shifted from teaching to working on outreach in Native Communities to teach various levels of Computer Science education and Gaming. While working on preserving her language within her family, Andrea collaborated with Google and Udacity to create a course under the Android Basics Nanodegree for Multiscreen Apps using her native language, Miwok. She is working to expand those efforts and gather teaching material to use as resources for other tribes to create curriculum to preserve language and culture for a multitude of indigenous tribes, not just from the Americas, but worldwide.