In conjunction with RYAN! Feddersen’s exhibition, Resistance, and specifically referencing Feddersen’s Coyote Now! installation, renowned local poet Heather Cahoon (Pend d’Oreille) will read from her recent series of poems that speak of Coyote’s children. These poems rediscover Salish and Pend d’Oreille stories and probe the role that language revitalization plays in passing on culture to the next generation. This reading is free and appropriate for all ages. Cahoon is as artist, poet, Adjunct Professor of Native American Studies, UM; and State-Tribal Policy Analyst for the MT Budget and Policy Center. She grew up in St. Ignatius, Montana on the Flathead Indian Reservation. She holds an MFA in Poetry from The University of Montana and was the recipient of the 2000 Richard Hugo Memorial Scholarship and the 2005 Merriam Frontier Award for publication of her book, Elk Thirst. She also holds an interdisciplinary PhD in history, anthropology, and Native American Studies.