Please join us!

Monday, Nov. 18

4 p.m. Traditional Native Handgames (CMU 101)
Members of the American Indian Student Association will provide instruction on rules and
strategies as well as play games with participants. Handgames require observation, strategy, intuitive skills, team effort, and fun.

Tuesday, Nov. 19

1 p.m. Dakota POW Letters (CMU 101)
Dr. Clifford Canku, Dakota Studies Professor at North Dakota State University, unveils the history of North Dakota, Minnesota, and Iowa Native American prisoners and their families by translating Dakota letters. The letters were written in the Dakota language and offer a glimpse into the experiences of the prisoners of the 1862 Dakota Conflict.

As a native speaker of Dakota, Dr. Canku is leading a team translating the letters from Dakota into English for publication.

Wednesday, Nov. 20

6:30 p.m. Movie: Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (CMU 101)
Beginning just after the bloody Sioux victory over General Custer at Little Big Horn, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee intertwines the perspectives of three characters: Charles Eastman, a young, Dartmouth-educated, Sioux doctor held up as living proof of the alleged success of assimilation; Sitting Bull, the proud Lakota chief who refuses to submit to U.S. government policies designed to strip his people of their identity and their sacred land; and Senator Henry Dawe, who was one of the architects of the government policy on Indian affairs.

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, or Jody Steile, AISA Advisor, 477.4272.