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Gathering: Dr. Karen Capuder

  • Olympia Unitarian Universalist Congregation 2315 Division Street Northwest Olympia, WA, 98502 United States (map)

Join us in welcoming Dr. Karen Capuder for our April Gathering, presenting on the history of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation.

Dr. Karen Capuder is a Sociocultural Anthropologist and Archaeologist with the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation History/Archaeology Program (CCT H/A), where she helps to support the assertion of Colville tribal sovereignty over culturally important places and tribal history through research, consultation, and advocacy. She is Kanien’keha:ka (Mohawk) and French through her mother and Irish through her father, and her family is from Akwesasne.

Prior to her work with the Colville Tribes, Karen earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Native American Studies, and master’s and doctoral degrees in Anthropology. Her previous work centered on collaborative anthropological research with cultural and spiritual leaders from the Nisqually and Skokomish Nations. In her spare time, she enjoys gathering plant foods and medicines, engaging in cultural activities such as fishing, gardening, and cooking for community events.

*Please note this Gathering will be on a Saturday!