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The Spokane Tribe and its River

Spokane Tribal members Margo Hill and Rachel Ferguson present a program and poetry discussing the connection the Spokane River has on the tribe's culture, history and identity and the impact from dams and environmental degradation. This program is one of Spokane Public Library's many events celebrating Native American Heritage Month. Free. Sun, Nov. 4 from 3:30-4:40 pm (South Hill Library; 3324 S. Perry) and Tue, Nov. 6 from 6:30-7:30 pm (Shadle Library, 2111 W. Wellesley). spokanelibrary.org (444-5300)

Undergraduate Conference in Humanities

The annual conference gives undergraduate students from around the region the opportunity to present their work in a public and professional academic setting. This year's keynote speaker is University of Idaho Distinguished Professor of English Kim Barnes. $25-$35. Sat, Nov. 3 from 8:30 am-7:30 pm. North Idaho College, 1000 W. Garden Ave., Coeur d'Alene. nic.edu/nwhumanitiesconference

Spokane Historic Preservation Awards

Spokane Preservation Advocates hosts the annual Historic Preservation Awards ceremony to celebrate individuals and/or organizations who have contributed significantly to the preservation of the city of Spokane and Spokane County's cultural and architectural heritage. Free; registration required. Sun, Nov. 4 at 6 pm. Montvale Event Center, 1017 W. First. spokanepreservation.org

Armistice Day Centennial Bash

A special celebration in remembrance of Armistice Day, Nov. 11. This event includes festive live music, a costume contest for attire from the 1914-1918 period, activities, no-host food and adult beverages, dancing and a special toast to commemorate the event's 100th anniversary. The museum's galleries are also open from 8-10 pm for viewing, including the WWI exhibit The Inland Northwest and the Great War. $20. Fri, Nov. 9 at 7 pm. Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture, 2316 W. First. northwestmuseum.org (456-3991)

The original print version of this article was headlined "The Spokane Tribe and its River"

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