On June 8, I attended the Native American graduation at Northern Quest Casino. My friend Deb Abrahamson has sponsored these events for the last 10 years to honor Native graduates whether they complete a GED, graduate from high school, or receive their doctorate. It's a wonderful opportunity to encourage academic excellence in the Native American community in the Spokane area.
I felt such an honor to stand side by side with graduates from our community, including some of my former students, like Luke Wynecoop. Isaiah Wynne wrote a very touching poem about acceptance and several people sang some very moving songs.
Thanks Deb for this inspiring event!