Jun. 5, 2017
LaVerne was honored at a special award ceremony at the 13th Annual Native Women's Leadership Forum and Enduring Spirit Honoring Luncheon. Other notable honorees this year included, Laverne Lane (Lummi) who is currently the Executive Director of the Bellingham YWCA; Theresa Sheldon (Tulalip) who is currently Secretary to the Tulalip Board of Directors as well as the President of Quil Ceda Village; Gail Morris (Nuuchahnulth) who is the Program Manager for Seattle Public Schools Huchoosedah/Title VI Native Education Program; and Cecilia Firethunder (Oglala Sioux) who became the first woman president of the Oglala Sioux in 2004 and currently is a strong advocate for Native women and passing on culture through language preservation. Congratulations to all these incredible women and thank you for your decades of ongoing service to Native communities!
2017 Enduring Spirit Honorees
LaVerne pictured with SIHB Staff at the NAN Native Women's Leadership Forum (left) and with SIHB Advisory Board Members (right)