Multicultural and Gender Studies

Women of Wisdom

An Evening of Intercultural Storytelling, Learning, and Hospitality

Women of Wisdom is a unique evening at Chico State focusing on honoring the traditions, philosophies, and wisdom of the Native American community in the North State. Women of Wisdom highlights the contributions by, and value of, Native American women by focusing on their storytelling oratory. Through this event, Chico State hopes to foster a greater appreciation for the wisdom of our local Tribal communities with a key focus on women's experiences.

Save the date postcard


The Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology will exhibit a collection of baskets made by artists in Northern California for all to enjoy and appreciate the mastery and techniques of generations of talented and skillful Native American basket makers.



Kristy Orona

Panther Tiwa

(Taos Pueblo/Raramuri)

Panther-Tiwa emblem

A Special Thank You to Our Sponsors

College of Behavioral and Social Sciences

College of Humanities & Fine Arts

Cross-Cultural Leadership Center

Department of Anthropology

Department of Multicultural & Gender Studies

Life Center-Local Indians for Education

Meriam Library

Office of Diversity & Inclusion

Office of International Education

Office of the President

Office of Tribal Relations

Office of Undergraduate Education School of Education

Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology

Event Details:

Friday, April 1st, 2022

Bell Memorial Auditorium and Livestreamed (more info to come)

Contact Information:
Call: 530-898-3162
Email: in new window)

5:30-7:00 pm

Event Schedule:

5:00 Doors open 

5:30 Appetizers served

6:00 Program begins: Storyteller Kristy Orona, Panther-Tiwa (Taos Pueblo/Raramuri)

6:50 Drawing & Close

Want to know about past events?
Learn more about previous storytellers in our Women of Wisdom Archives