Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

2020-2021 Academic Year Activities and Events

Spring 2021

Fridays, NASA Weekly Meeting. Virtual meeting.  Students and community members will meet virtually to plan, strategize, and most importantly laugh on Fridays at 1:30 pm via zoom

Mondays, Spring 2021, March 29 to June 11, 9:00-9:20am. Virtual "Mālama Mondays" weekly event. 
We invite you to join Asian and Pacific Islander Student Union (APISU), Lane Asian and Pacific Islander (A/PI) programs at the Multicultural Center (MCC), and our Student Engagement team every Monday morning this term for virtual "Mālama Mondays" from 9:00 a.m. to 9:20 a.m. to engage in A/PI language, chant, talkstory, mele, hula, and campus event announcements. This space welcomes everyone at our Lane campus--students, faculty, staff, and employees. Get the Zoom link for the virtual "Mālama Mondays" events.

Mondays, Spring 2021, March 29 to June 11, 4:00-5:00pm. Virtual meeting to gather, network, plan, and share our stories. 
Be part of the Asian and Pacific Islander Student Union space during Spring term 2021 to gather, network, plan, and share our stories. Register for the Zoom link and join in the conversation to gather, network, plan, and share our stories

Earlier 2020-2021 Events

Tuesday, December 8, 6:00-7:30 pm. Virtual meeting. Black Student Union Summit presents "Passing the Torch, A Children's Book about Systemic Racism," with Author and Film Maker Jordan Thierry. Sign up for Passing the Torch virtual meeting. 

Friday, November 20, 5 pm. Virtual meeting. The Lane Longhouse is pleased to be a sponsor of the debut performance of the illioo Native Theatre, via zoom. Attendees are invited to hang out for an informal conversation after the performance. The evening will feature three short pieces:
The Woman Who Was a Red Deer Dressed for the Deer Dance - Written by Diane Glancy, performed by Marta Lu Clifford and Lori Tapahonso
Nora the Yeti - Written and performed by Lori Tapahonso (Diné/Acoma Pueblo)
To Walk the Red Road - by Tracie Meyer, performed by Marta Lu Clifford (Chinook/Cree/Umpqua, Grand Ronde)

Monday, November 23rd at 5 pm. Virtual meeting. Tribal Language Revitalization: The Rebirth of Chinuk Wawa in Oregon.  The Lane Longhouse will host a panel discussion about how Chinuk Wawa, a historic regional trade language was revitalized within the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde (CTGR) and at Lane Community College. Join our panel of current and former Lane students and language experts from Lane and CTGR to discuss how this important language came back from the brink of extinction. Learn more about Chinuk Wawa at Lane. Attend the panel discussion, via zoom.

On-going, Commemorative 2020 NASA Pow Wow T-shirts
A month before the 2020 Annual Lane Pow Wow was to take place, the Native American Student Association indefinitely postponed their event with supplies purchased and t-shirts ordered. As the future unfolded, NASA understood the gravity of the world-wide pandemic. Like their ancestors before, they regrouped, readjusted, and made the best of a difficult situation. With a little creativity, they redesigned their iconic NASA Pow Wow t-shirts to give a nod to a year of resilience. These unique commemorative t-shirts are on sale now for $23 each. They feature the artwork of nationally renowned Native pop artist Steven Paul Judd (Choctaw/Kiowa) and LCC Alum, Denise Giago (Oglala Lakota). Get yours while you can!

2019-2020 Academic Year Activities and Events!

Monday, November 25th, 12-2 pm. LCC Longhouse. Teachables Moments Seminar Rethinking Thanksgiving: A New American Perspective. Brown bag seminar presented by Lori Tapahonso and James Snyder.  For questions please contact Lori at or (541) 463-5283.

Saturday, November 23rd, 4-11 pm. LCC Longhouse. Co-Collegiate Round Dance sponsored by NASU-UO and NASA-LCC.  For questions please contact Lori at or (541) 463-5283.

Friday, November 22nd, 5-7 pm. LCC Longhouse. Salmon Bake.  For questions please contact Lori at or (541) 463-5283.

Thursday, November 14th, 11:00-12:30 pm. LCC Main campus, Boardroom (building 3, room 216), Webinar "Latinx Student Success on Your Campus: Initiatives to Overcome Enrollment, Retention & Completion Barriers. For questions please contact Jim Garcia at or 541-463-5144.

Thursday, November 7th, 5:00-6:30 pm.  Center for Meeting and Learning (building 19, room 226.) Growing our Own, Dr. Marvin Lynn. For questions please contact Dr. Lawrence Rasheed at or (541) 463-5340.

Thursday, November 7th, 11:30-1:30 pm. Multicultural Center (building 1, room 206.) Sundance selection film Barking Water directed by Sterlin Harjo. For questions please contact Lori at or (541) 463-5283.

Monday, November 4th, 11-2 pm. LCC Main campus, Multicultural Center (building 1, room 206.) "Día de los Muertos" celebration with tamales, pan de muerto and hot chocolate.  For questions please contact Jim Garcia at or (541)463-5144.

Monday, November 4th, 11-2 pm. LCC Main campus, Center building, 2nd floor, Native American Kick-off Celebration. Speakers, music, and information. For questions please contact Lori at or (541) 463-5283.

Tuesday, October 28, 1-2 pm. LCC Multicultural Center (building 1, room 206). Philipino American History Month, tasting of traditional desert "Turon", hosted by APISU

Monday, October 14

12:00-2:00 pm. LCC main campus, Center Building. Students from the Native American Student Association will host an information table on the importance and significance of Indigenous People's Day in Oregon and the United States. Please stop by to learn more about how we can honor the Indigenous caretakers of this land. For more information, please contact Lori Tapahonso, NASA Co-Advisor at ext. 5238.

1:30-3:30 pm. LCC main campus, Longhouse (building 31).  Movie screen, "More Than Frybread", a short talk-back will follow the screening. "More Than Frybread" is about the clash of the 21st Century, as frybread makers compete for the first-ever, first annual, state of Arizona Frybread Championship! The movie is a fun look at modern Indigenous communities and the issues many faces. Come by relax and enjoy the film with FREE popcorn! 

2018-2019 Academic Year Events

Saturday, June 8, 10 am. LCC main campus, Longhouse (building 31). Native American Student Graduation Ceremony. This event is in celebration and recognition of the accomplishments of the 2019 Lane Native American student graduates and will include the presentation of the Native American Student Leadership Award. For questions please contact Lori at or (541) 463-5283.

Thursday, June 6, 2:00 - 8:00 pm. LCC main campus, Longhouse pit (building 31). "The Burn", as we come to the end of another school year, this event provides an opportunity for students to reflect on how far they have come on their academic journey, and symbolically put into the fire those things that no longer serve us so that we continue our journey with a renewed spirit. Refreshments will be provided and door prizes will be awarded. Event open to all the students.  For questions please contact Lori at or (541) 463-5238.

Wednesday, May 22, 5:30pm - 7:00pm. LCC main campus, Longhouse (building 31). Scholarship Information Night hosted by The Native American Student Program. The night will cover general financial aid and Lane funding opportunities, as well as, information on tribal and Native American specific funding sources for high school and college students. For questions please contact Lori at, or (541) 463-5238.

Saturday, May 18, 12pm - 2:30pm. LCC main campus, Longhouse (building 31). Asian & Pacific Islander Student Union (APISU) presents, "Larawan: Images of Past, Present, and Future," a campus gathering in celebration of Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. The event is free and features music, art, dance, food, community, and more. All Lane students and their families are welcome. 

Thursday, April 18, 6 p.m.  LCC main campus, Center for Meeting and Learning (building 19) room 226. Talk, A Different Kind of Cat: The Black Panther Party and Revolution in America, presented by Dr. Curtis Austin, Associate Professor at the History Department of the University of Oregon. Sponsored by the Black Student Union.

Saturday, April 6, 12:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., Annual Powwow. Free admission, all are welcome. All ages jingle dress special sponsored by Head Woman, Golden age special sponsored by Head Man. Grand entries 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dinner 5 p.m. Join us at the Lane Community College main campus gymnasium. Sponsored by the LCC Native American Student Association. For general Powwow, questions contact Lori at, or (541) 463-5238.

Friday, March 15, 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., Bam Slam Black Arts & Music Festival. Celebrating Black Artistry. Music. Poetry. Art. Food. Family. Join us at the Lane Community College Mary Spilde Downtown Center, 101 W. 10th Ave., Eugene. Sponsored by the LCC Black Student Union.   

Thursday, February 21, 5:00 p.m., LCC main campus, Longhouse (building 31). Traditional Storytelling Night (A celebration of International Mother Language Day.  Storytellers from different tribal regions will share traditional winter stories. This evening will feature a Potluck, bring a dish to share. The event is free and open to the public. 

Saturday, February 16, 7:30 p.m., Tish Hinojosa in Concert. The Shedd Institute (868 High Street, Eugene, OR). Tickets $15-$19. Ticket Office (541) 434-7000.  A concert to benefit Centro Latino Americano. Co-sponsors include LCC Concepcion "Connie" Mesquita Multicultural Center and MECHA, Latinx Alliance, Grupo Latino Accion Directa de Lane County, Beyond Toxics, Friends of Sanctuary.

Tuesday, January 29, 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., "Fruitvale Station" A Black History "365" Event, screening and panel discussion: Center for Meeting & Learning (Building 19 on the main campus). Moderated by Mark Harris, LCCC Counselor and joined by panelists Cephus "Uncle Bobby X" Johnson - Co-Founder/CEO of The Love Not Blood Campaign; Beatrice X Johnson, Co-Founder/Vice-Chair of The Love Not Blood Campaign; Carl Stubbs, 4J School's Safety Officer, and former Eugene Police Officer; and Ruth Koenig, Standing Up for Racial Justice Representative and Community Advocate and Activist.