In celebration and recognition of the history, heritage, and cultural traditions of American Indians, the following events are scheduled throughout the month of November. All events are free and open to the public.
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM CMU 115
Dia de los Muertos: American Indian Center altar remembering and honoring the lives of lost and/or forgotten Indigenous children.
1:00 – 3:00 PM Sungarden (CMU)
TGIF Service Day: Stop by the CMU Sungarden area to compose a thank you card to American Indian Veterans. The cards will be given to veterans in honor of Veteran’s Day.
12:00 PM Library Porch
Opening Pipe Ceremony: Laidman “JR” Fox will conduct a traditional pipe ceremony to welcome in American Indian Heritage Month on the MSUM campus.
7:00 PM Gaede Stage
Signature Event: Tonia Jo Hall – Join us for an evening with nationally known American Indian comedian, Tonia Jo Hall. Tonia began producing YouTube videos as a means to “reach out to my people; teach them to smile, think positively, and spread laughter.” Tonia is Lakota/Dakota/Hidatsa.
7:00 PM MSUM Sweat Lodge (grassy area south of Business School)
Sweat Lodge Ceremony – Delvin Rogers, Three Affiliated Tribes, will run a traditional sweat ceremony. Students, staff, and faculty are welcome to participate. Appropriate apparel for men are basketball style shorts and a t-shirt; and a long cotton skirt and t-shirt for women. Come prepared with a towel and bottle of water.
4:00 PM CMU 121
Student Panel: Blood Quantum – Join a panel of American Indian students discuss and answer anonymous questions that cover topics such as blood quantum, native rights, and the occupied land we live on.
Sponsored by the American Indian Student Association, American Indian Center, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Student Union and Activities, Campus Feminist Organization and Women’s Center.