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Short Talks: Home Event Wrap-Up

Event Recording

On January 28, four Native American Huskies took the virtual stage to share personal stories of what “home” means to them as part of UWAA’s Short Talks series. It was an inspiring evening of poignant storytelling, sharing and community. Thank you to all who tuned in to our presentation.

This recording was available for viewing until April 1, 2021.


Tyson Johnston (Quinault), Vice President, Quinault Indian Nation
Dian Million (Tanana Athabascan), Associate Professor and Chair, American Indian Studies, UW
Gena Peone, ’08 (Spokane), Archivist, Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission
Robin Little Wing Sigo, ’06 (Suquamish), Treasurer, Suquamish Tribe
MODERATOR: Casey Wynecoop, ’16 (Spokane), Assistant Director, wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ – Intellectual House, UW

Special thanks to Daymoon Productions for making the video possible and our friends at Meany Center for the Performing Arts for a safe space to capture these talks.

Short Talks: Home Spotify Playlist

Inspired by the conversation with viewers, we put together a special playlist to go with “Home.” Listen and enjoy!

Featured Vendors

Off the Rez Café
UW alum owned, Off the Rez Café, is located in the new Burke Museum building on the UW campus. Their menu features traditional frybread and indian tacos, chili, wild rice bowls and more. Order online for pick up and delivery!

Five pairs of bead earings by Caitlin Keller on a furry animal skinCaitlin Keller (Omaha)
Marie-Lieb Design
Instagram: @marielieb_design

Art by Emma Noyes "Stronger Together Indigenous Solidarity with Black Lives Matter" and two women with babiesEmma Noyes, ’11 (Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation)
Mole & Moon art can be purchased at
Instagram: @expertink
Author: Baby Speaks Salish

Earrings by MaryJane IdesMaryJane Ides, ’12, ’18 (Makah)
First Daylight Designs
Instagram: @firstdaylightdesigns

Four headshots showing Short Talks Home speakers

Short Talks: Home speakers – Dian Million, Robin Little Wing Sigo, ’06, Gena Peone, ’08, and Tyson Johnston.


ABOUT THE SERIES: UWAA is the proud producer of the Short Talks series, which collaborates with campus partners to present an intimate evening of storytelling, discovery and community. Four featured speakers share their experience within a suggested topic. Subject matters are broad, conversations are personal, and the end result is a night you won’t forget.

Coming soon in 2021: Short Talks: Power