Join us as we celebrate American Indian Heritage Month in November 2016. A complete list of events is below. 

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

  • 12:00 PM Opening Pipe Ceremony (Library Porch)
    • Laidman “JR” Fox, Spiritual Advisor from Spirit Lake Nation.
  • 2:00 PM Construction of Sweat Lodge (next to Sustainability House, 9th Ave. S & 11th Street S.)
  • 6:00 PM Sweat Lodge Ceremony (next to Sustainability House, 9th Ave. S & 11th Street S.)
    • Students, staff and faculty are welcome to participate. Appropriate apparel for men is basketball style shorts, for women a long cotton skirt and loose fitting t-shirt is appropriate. Come prepared with a towel and water a bottle of water.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

  • 3:00 PM Diversity Dialogue – Traditional Native American Practices facilitated by Laidman “JR” Fox (Intercultural Center, CMU 121)
  • 6:00 PM Drum and Song (Location TBD)
    • Listen and learn traditional songs.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

  • 6:00 PM Sweat Lodge Ceremony

Friday, November 4, 2016

  • 12:00 PM Diversity Dialogue – Language Revitalization facilitated by Vanessa Goodthunder (King Hall 110)
  • 6:00 PM Sweat Lodge Ceremony

Monday, November 7, 2016

  • 12:00 PM Ojibwe Language Table (Intercultural Center, CMU 121)
    • This will be a fun and informal opportunity to learn and practice the Ojibwe language with Robert Tibbetts, White Earth Nation. All levels of comprehension are welcome and weekly participation is not required.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

  • 4:00 PM Comparing and Contrasting Hollywood’s ‘Indians’ in Film (Intercultural Center, CMU 121) Presenter: Falcon Gott

Monday, November 14, 2016

  • 12:00 PM Ojibwe Language Table (Intercultural Center, CMU 121)

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

  • 7:00 PM Two Spirit Documentary (Langseth 104)
    • Sponsored by Dragon Entertainment Group

Saturday, November 19, 201

  • 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM Native American Juried Arts & Crafts Festival Fair (Plains Art Museum Atrium, 704 1st Ave N, Fargo)

Monday, November 28, 2016

  • 12:00 PM Ojibwe Language Table (Intercultural Center, CMU 121)

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

  • 5:00 PM Minnesota Anishinaabeg Game Night (American Indian Center, CMU 115)
    • Play a fun game while learning about Anishinaabe History, Language, Minnesota Reservations, and more.

Sponsored by: MSUM American Indian Student Association, American Indian Student Activities, Dragon Entertainment Group, and Office of Diversity & Inclusion.

For more information, visit mnstate.edu/diversity.