Annual Lectures

2023 Eastern Idaho Distinguished humanities lecture

Friday, April 14th, 2023 @7PM

Bestselling Author Angeline Boulley to Deliver Eastern Idaho Distinguished Lecture for 2023

Boulley to Speak with NEH Chair Shelly Lowe


Shoshone-Bannock Hotel and Event Center, Fort Hall, ID

Join the IHC in celebrating the voices of indigenous women in the humanities! Best-selling young adult novelist, Printz Medal and Morris Award Winner Angeline Boulley will deliver the 14th annual Eastern Idaho Distinguished Humanities Lecture with guest NEH Chair Shelly Lowe on Friday, April 14th at 7PM at the Shoshone-Bannock Hotel and Event Center in Fort Hall, Idaho.

Firekeeper’s Daughter is Ms. Boulley's debut novel, and was an instant #1 NYT Bestseller. The book has been named the Walter Dean Myers Award for Outstanding Children’s Literature, the Printz Award, the William C. Morris award for YA debut literature, and was an American Indian Youth Literature Award Honor Book. Firekeeper's Daughter is soon to be adapted into a limited Netflix series with President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama’s production company, Higher Ground.

Angeline Boulley, an enrolled member of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, is a storyteller who writes about her Ojibwe community in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. She is a former Director of the Office of Indian Education at the U.S. Department of Education.

Shelly C. Lowe is Chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Lowe is a citizen of the Navajo Nation and grew up on the Navajo Reservation in Ganado, Arizona. From 2015 to 2021 she served as a member of the National Council on the Humanities, the 26-member advisory body to NEH, an appointment she received from President Obama.

New for 2023, ticket prices for the Eastern Idaho Distinguished Lecture will be offered on a sliding scale. Sales with suggested ranges are currently available here. Tickets are available for a private reception prior to the lectures with the author and Chair Lowe for $75.00, with cash bar and hors d’oeuvres.

The program starting at 7PM will be theatre seating. Following the discussion, there will be a book signing with Ms. Boulley. Copies of Firekeepers Daughter will be available for sale at the event.

*All event plans are subject to change due to COVID.

Promo photo of author Angeline Boulley
Author Angeline Boulley
Angeline Boulley's debut novel the Firekeepers Daughter
National Endowment for the Humanities Chair Shelley Lowe
NEH Chair Shelly Lowe

Sponsored in Part By:

William J. and Shirley A. Maeck Family Foundation

Hansberger Foundation

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