Faculty Members Take Part in Idaho’s Heritage Conference

Published: September 29, 2022

Two College of Western Idaho (CWI) faculty members had the opportunity to engage with statewide partners this last week at the Idaho’s Heritage Conference in Pocatello.

Dean of the School of Arts and Humanities, Dr. Justin Vance, and Associate Professor of Anthropology, Nikki Gorrell, attended the conference where they were able to learn more about preservation, history, state museums, and archaeology.

Vance and Gorrell with Shoshone-Bannock Dancers The Shoshone-Bannock Tribe at Fort Hall Reservation were one of the co-hosts for this year's event. Both faculty members were able to meet with the Tribe’s leadership and learn more about their culture, such as dances and historical sites, while on a tour of the reservation.

“It is a great time to connect our institution with teachers, community and tribal leaders, museum professionals, and others from around the state," Vance said.

Vance and Gorrell, who also serve on the Canyon County Historic Preservation Commission, were able to have their travel sponsored by the Idaho State Historic Preservation Office, via Canyon County.

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