Recast | Announcing Tony Louie & James Pakootas at Equity Symposium: Wade in the Water

From: “Longaker, Jacob” <>
Date: Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 11:42 AM

Dear Evergreen Community,

We are pleased to invite you to hear the inspiring sounds of hip-hop artists, producers, and motivational speakers James Pakootas and Tony Louie (Colville Confederated Tribes) on Thursday, April 15 from 11:30 to 12:30 pm (Zoom). A Q&A session will be held at 12:30. This musical event kicks off the final day of our upcoming Equity Symposium: Wade in the Water. A short biography of James Pakootas and Tony Louie can be found below.

Register now to participate in the week’s events! Stay tuned for more updates on the Equity Symposium webpage!

About James Pakootas & Tony Louie

James “Just Jamez” Pakootas is an influential, multi-award winning hip hop artist, producer, and motivational speaker who cultivates change in the world through the power of words. He delivers attention-commanding shows leaving audiences of all ages and cultures impacted by his story-telling capabilities.

Tony Louie is an international, award-winning performance artist currently gracing stages across the world. Whether performing soulful, original music or paying tribute to his favorite artists when playing cover songs, he brings his own unique flavor to every song he plays. Where the sounds of Chris Stapleton & John Fogerty intersect, you’ll find Tony Louie’s raw, genuine, unfiltered style.

James & Tony came together in 2019 and won a Native American Music Award for “Best Hip Hop Video,” then formed the group KnowMadic Mind.  Tony and James share powerful, soulful voices, and a depth of spirit and storytelling that set themselves apart from the pack. They are both enrolled members of the Colville Confederated Tribes, and were born and raised on The Colville Indian Reservation, in Washington State.  Their cultural ways, traditions, family, and connection to land and water are a woven thread throughout all of their art.

Jacob R. Longaker (he/him/his)

Associate Director

First Peoples Multicultural, Trans, and Queer Support Services

The Evergreen State College

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