Most events are free and open to the public

Schedule of Events

Monday, November 7

9:00 AM: Opening Pipe Ceremony (Library Mall) – Delvin Rogers, Jr. Spiritual Helper and member of Three Affiliated Tribes

9:30 AM: American Indian Spirituality (CMU 203) – Delvin Rogers, Jr.

Loss of American Indian Traditions (CMU 205) – Tom Ross, Cultural Resource Assistant, MN Indian Affairs Council

10:30 AM: Peltier Project “Incident at Oglala” (CMU 203)

12:00 PM: Lunch (CMU Ballroom A)

History of the Prairie (Chicken) Dance and Exhibition (CMU Ballroom A) – Mike Gabbard, Delaware Tribe

1:00 PM: Make a Native Language Your Second Language (CMU 203) – Jim and Bernice Green, Pine Ridge Oglala

2:00 PM: An Elder Talks to Native Youth: Don’t Be Afraid of Change! (CMU 203) Darlene Pipeboy, Sisseton, S. D.

3:00 PM: Beadwork and Dreamcatcher Craft Workshop (CMU Ballroom A) Bernice Green, Pine Ridege Oglala and Chelsea Ducheneaux, AISA Officer

6:00 PM: Sweat Lodge – South Fargo (location and appropriate dress will be discussed during the American Indian Spirituality Session)

Sponsored by American Indian Student Activities

Thursday, November 9

7:30 AM-5:00 PM: “Managing Diversity in Time of Change and Development” (CMU) Register online at or call (701) 526 3000 for more information.

Students free with ID; minimal registration fee for public.

Sponsored by Fargo-Moorhead Cultural Diversity Resources and MSU Moorhead

Wednesday, November 16

7:00 PM: “A Good Day to Die” (CMU 111-American Indian Research and Resource Center)

Dennis Banks co-founded the American Indian Movement (AIM) in 1968 to call attention to the plight of urban Indians in Minneapolis, MN. The film presents an intimate look at Dennis Banks’ life beginning with his early experience in boarding schools, through his military service in Japan, his transformative experience in Stillwater State Prison and subsequent founding of a movement that, through confrontational actions in Washington, DC, Custer South Dakota, and Wounded Knee, changed the lives of American Indians forever.

Sponsored by American Indian Student Activities

Friday, November 18

9:00 – 12:00 PM: Dragons After Dark partners with the American Indian Student Association to bring you anevening of American Indian activities, food and crafts! (CMU Underground)

Sponsored by Dragons After Dark and American Indian Student Activities

Saturday, November 19

8:30 AM – 5:00 PM: “Walking With Our Youth” (Fargodome) – Providing tools for families and educators to help with the success of our youth. Free and open to the public. Families and students encouraged to attend. RSVP to or call (701) 446-3541.

Sponsored by Fargo Indian Education Program

Refreshments served at most events. For more information or questions, contact AISA President Laine White,, AISA Vice-President Josie Green,, or AISA Advisor Jody Steile,, 477-4272.