We are absolutely delighted to announce that Cynthia Iyall, an esteemed member of the Nisqually Indian Tribe, will be gracing us with her presence as the speaker for Indigenous Peoples' Day! Join us on Monday, October 9 at 5:30 p.m. for an uplifting and enlightening discussion at the Port of Olympia Commission meeting. As the tribals historian and economic development initiatives lead, Cynthia's remarkable leadership and tireless efforts in economic development have garnered her recognition not only in Washington state but also across the nation. Cynthia served as chairwomen of the Nisqually Indian Tribe for three terms (9 years) and three years as a council member.
She has been featured in esteemed media outlets such as NBC News, C-SPAN, and The New York Times, solidifying her status as a true trailblazer. Prepare to immerse yourself in the captivating history of the Nisqually Indian Tribe, as Cynthia shares insights about Chief Leschi, the Medicine Creek Treaty, and the groundbreaking Bolt Decision that safeguarded treaty fishing rights. This is an extraordinary opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the vibrant culture history and heritage of the Nisqually Tribe. So, mark your calendars and join us for an unforgettable evening of celebration, education, and inspiration as we recognize and honor Indigenous People’s Day at the Port of Olympia.
Please join us in person or on Zoom:
Monday, Oct. 9, 2023
Port of Olympia Olympics Meeting Room
626 Columbia Street Suite 1-B, Olympia, WA 98501
or Telephone: 1 253 215 8782
Webinar ID: 825 1927 3173