Thursday, Nov. 7

Noon Opening Pipe Ceremony (Library Front)
Laidman (JR) Fox, Jr., spiritual advisor from Spirit Lake, ND, will conduct an opening pipe ceremony to welcome in American Indian Heritage Month on the MSUM campus.

2 p.m. White Earth Constitutional Reform (CMU 203)
This discussion will review the need for constitutional reform at White Earth and other Indian nations, the process White Earth is currently engaged in, and a brief look at what might happen if the Proposed Constitution is approved or rejected.
Terry Janis serves as Project Manager for the Constitution Reform Process at White Earth Nation.

Friday, Nov. 8

9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Indigenous Peoples’ Symposium (CMU 101)

Professor Tadd Johnson, director of American Indian Studies at University of Minnesota Duluth, will explore 400 years of U.S.-tribal relations.

Dr. Erma Vizenor, White Earth Chairwoman, will describe the importance of constitutional reform for White Earth and other tribal nations.

1:30-3:30 p.m.
Dr. Kandace Creel Falcon, Reflecting on Experiential Ways of Knowing, Institutional Violence and the Pathways to Diverse Student Empowerment

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