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MSUM celebrates American Indian Heritage Month in November

Posted on October 31, 2012

All events are free and open to the public.

November 1 | Psychology Class Presentation (MA 181 @ 9:00 a.m.)
Laidman “JR” Fox, spiritual leader from Spirit Lake Nation, presents to Psychology class (limited seating available).

Opening Pipe Ceremony (Library Front @ 11:00 a.m.)
Laidman Fox Jr., spiritual leader from Spirit Lake, N.D., will conduct an opening pipe ceremony to welcome in American Indian Heritage Month on the MSUM campus.

Sociology Class Presentation (LO 102 @ 12:00 p.m.)
Laidman JR Fox presents to Sociology class (additional seating is available.)

November 2| Healing and Reconciliation (CMU 227 @ 11:00 a.m.)
Laidman JR Fox is a spiritual leader from Spirit Lake, North Dakota. Fox presents to American Indian communities across the United States and Canada on traditional topics. In this presentation he will describe historical trauma in Native communities and the process of healing. He will discuss the need for reconciliation across native and white communities.

Building of Sweat Lodge and Q&A (Campus Mall @ 1:00 p.m.)
Laidman JR Fox will be available for questions/answer session on the building of a Sweat Lodge on the MSUM campus. Building of the sweat lodge will begin at 9:00 a.m. and continue throughout the afternoon with a lighting of the fire at 4:30 p.m.

Sweat Begins (Campus Mall @ 7:00 p.m.)
Upon completion of the sweat lodge, the sweat will begin at 7:00 p.m.

November 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.

November 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.

November 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.

November 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.

November 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 10:00am-3:00pm.

November 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.

Sponsored by the American Indian Student Association, American Indian Student Activities, and Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

For further information please contact:
American Indian Student Association’s
President, Josie Green- greenjo@mnstate.edu.
Vice President, Falcon Gott – gottfa@mnstate.edu
Advisor, Jody Steile – steilejo@mnstate.edu, 477.4272


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