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November American Indian Heritage Month weekly events

Posted on November 11, 2013

Monday, Nov. 11
2 p.m. Revitalizing Native American Languages One at a Time (CMU 208)
Presented by Jim Green, Pine Ridge Oglala
When the Maoris of New Zealand revitalized their language, it wasn’t the elders and fluent speakers who led the way. It was people – like you – who learned to speak the language through the Silent Way and then created preschool ‘language nests’ for the children. If interested, come see how it works for Lakota, Dakota, Anishinabe, etc.

3:30 p.m. Native American Beadwork – Make Your Own (CMU 208)
Bernice Catches (Lakota) gets you started on your own beaded earrings or bracelet. Supplies and band-aids provided.

Tuesday, Nov. 12
1:30 p.m. Dreamcatcher Craft Workshop (CMU 216)
In this workshop American Indian Student Association members will help you create a dreamcatcher using twine, beads, etc. In Ojibwe tradition, only the good dreams pass through the web and the bad dreams become entangled. When the sun rises and the first rays of sunlight touch the dreamcatcher, the bad dreams dissolve.

All events are free and open to the public.

Refreshments provided at most events.

Sponsored by MSUM American Indian Student Activities, American Indian Student Association (AISA), MSUM Student Senate, White Earth Program, Office of Diversity & Inclusion, and Fargo Native American Commission.

For more information, contact Cera Swiftwater, AISA President, swiftwatce@mnstate.edu or Jody Steile, AISA Advisor, steilejo@mnstate.edu, 477.4272.


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