Indigenous Voices & the Veteran Experience

Friday, November 10, 2017
12–4 PM

Included with museum admission.

Testing, Testing 1-2-3 Exhibit

Veteran Haliehana Stepetin (Unangax), Fire Controlman 2nd Class Petty Officer (E-5, Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist), will be on hand to share her experience. 

UW student researcher Natalie shares cultural objects with visitors on Indigenous Peoples' Day.

Objects in the Burke's ethnology collection help tell stories of indigenous people's service in the U.S. military, which are often overlooked or forgotten on Veterans Day.

Throughout the day, we'll have a variety of guests sharing first-hand accounts and reflections on service in the U.S. military. Veteran Haliehana Stepetin (Unangax), will be on hand starting at noon to share her experience as a Fire Controlman 2nd Class Petty Officer, and Warren Gohl (Seneca), Vietnam War veteran and local VA Native American spiritual leader, will be sharing his reflections on service in the U.S. military beginning at 2 pm. We will also be joined by Micronesian and Samoan UW student researchers from military families. 
Free Admission for Veterans and Service Members

In honor of Veterans Day, admission to the Burke Museum is free Friday, November 10 – Sunday, November 12 for veterans and service members with military ID.

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