Highlights from 2021
Inspiring programs and speakers from Cisco's Native American Network.
February 16, 2021
Social Justice Week
Radmilla Cody is a GRAMMY Nominee, multiple Native American Music Awards winner, 46th Miss Navajo Nation, one of NPR's 50 great voices, a Black History Maker Honoree, and an advocate against domestic abuse and violence. Miss Cody is of the Tla'a'schi'i'(Red Bottom People) clan and is born for the Naahilii (African-Americans).
October 11, 2021
Indigenous People's Day
Robert Geary is an enrolled tribal citizen of the Elem Indian Colony of Pomo Indians in Lake County, California. He is currently a Xaitsnoo language teacher, traditional ceremonial roundhouse leader, and founder and president of the Clear Lake Pomo Cultural Preservation Foundation, a nonprofit organization for protection and preservation of tribal cultural resources. Geary has been a guest speaker at several academic institutions, including Purdue University, Stanford, UC Berkeley, and UC Davis, on language revitalization and cultural awareness. Currently, Geary is employed with the Habematolel Pomo of Upper Lake, Cultural Resources Department as the Tribal Historic Preservation Officer (THPO).
November 16, 2021
at Flagship virtual event
"Tommy Orange is an American novelist and writer from Oakland, California, and a graduate of the MFA program at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico. His first book There There was one of the finalists for the 2019 Pulitzer Prize and received the 2019 American Book Award. Orange is a citizen of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma."