Thursday, November 7th
Story Telling with Juanita and Harry
6:00pm - 8:30pm • Croslin Room South
Juanita Pahdopony and Harry Mithlo of the Comanche Nation will lead us in a retelling of Comanche stories as well as share personal experiences as artists, performers, and educators. At the core of this event is the desire to not only enhance the visibility of the Indigenous community at Texas Tech University but specifically the citizens of Comanche Nation. By inviting storytellers whose stories originate from the land we live upon today, we hope to create a more visceral connection between non-natives and the physical environment. Simultaneously, we are seeking to communicate the significance of the land to its original inhabitants to guests unfamiliar with such cultures and histories. Storytelling with Juanita and Harry has been intentionally designed as an annual event because of the special relationship Juanita and Harry have to Texas Tech's faculty, staff, and students. Ultimately, such an event is an attempt to foster a closer connection between members of the Comanche Nation, the Raiderland Native American Student Association, and the Indigenous Peoples Coalition, and marks the beginning of Indigenous Peoples Heritage Month 2019.