MSUM Celebrates American Indian Heritage Month In November

This month in reorganization of American Indian Heritage Month events will be taking place throughout November to help celebrate.

All events are free and open to the public. They are sponsored by the American Indian Student Association, American Indian Student Activities, and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

Nov. 7

Medicine Seed (CMU 203 @ 3:00 p.m.)
Jamie Holding-Eagle presents about familial knowledge of land and agriculture held by women over a century ago has renewed value when viewed as a non-oppressive means of combating the threats of global food crisis, rising food prices, monoculture, bio piracy, and rapid depletion of resources. Jamie Holding Eagle (Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara, Dakota) is a member of the Three Affiliated Tribes in Fort Berthold, N.D.. She graduated from MSUM in spring 2011 with an undergraduate degree in Women and Gender Studies, with minors in Biology and American Multicultural Studies, and a Woman in Science certificate.

Nov. 13

Modern Day Warrior (CMU 203 @ 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.)
Jordan Brien’s video features himself presenting his spoken word poem. The video was filmed on the Turtle Mountain Reservation. It will be continuously playing from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Jordan is a current Graphic Communications student at MSUM and an enrolled member of Turtle Mountain Chippewa.

Kevin Locke-The Hoop of Life (Gaede Stage Center for Arts @ 7:00 p.m.)
When Kevin Locke performs the Hoop Dance, audiences around the world light up with hope, appreciation, curiosity and joy. Driven by the power of the traditional frame drum and soaring voices of pow wow singers. Kevin’s Hoop Dance is a physical metaphor for the process of regeneration, which we are presently undergoing as one species within a planetary field of Life. Kevin uses 28 hoops in this amazing complex and acrobatic dance.

Nov. 14

Make a Native Language Your Second Language (CMU 203 @ 1 p.m.)
Jim Green and Bernice Catches give a new way of learning native languages. Through color and blocks, learn to speak the “silent-way.”

Beading Workshop (CMU 203 @ 2:30 p.m.)
Oglala Lakota, Bernice Catches, of the Pine Ridge Reservation helps you create your own beadwork. Through her teachings, learn to make a ring, bracelet, or necklace.

Study Abroad in Istanbul, Turkey! (CMU 203 @ 4:00 p.m.)
Current Graphic Communication student, Josie Green, will present on her personal adventures abroad. She will be offering information on Turkey, as well as answer questions you may have wanted to ask. Learn about scholarships and the Turkish Coalition of America.

Nov. 15

Vision of Your Own Part I (Ballroom @ 11 a.m.-2 p.m.)
Create your vision on canvas! Area artist, Faron Blakely will help guide you in the creation of an acrylic painting on canvas. Pre-registration is required. Email Josie, greenjo@mnstate.edu, or Jody, steilejo@mnstate.edu to register.

Sigma Tau Delta Native American Reading (CMU 227 @ 7 p.m.)
Come join MSUM Sorority, Sigma Tau Delta while they host a Native American Reading.

Nov. 27

Dakota 38 (CMU 203 @ 10 a.m.-3 p.m.)
The film was inspired by Lakota spiritual leader Jim Miller, who in the spring of 2005 had a dream in which he rode 330 miles on horseback. He eventually came to a riverbank in Mankato, MN, where he saw 38 of his own ancestors hanged. He soon discovered that he had dreamed of the actual largest mass hanging in the United States, ordered by President Lincoln in 1862. This year marks the 150th anniversary. Will be continuously playing from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Nov. 29

Vision of Your Own Part II (Ballroom @ 11 a.m.-2 p.m.)
Create your vision on canvas! Area artist, Faron Blakely will help guide you in the creation of an acrylic painting on canvas. Pre-registration is required. Email Josie, greenjo@mnstate.edu, or Jody, steilejo@mnstate.edu to register.

Erma Vizenor (Weld Auditorium @ 7:00 p.m.)
Erma Vizenor is the Chairwoman of the White Earth Nation. She will give an insight on indigenous people and the struggles they face at a global level.

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