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2006.10.26 > For Immediate Release
contact: Beverly Newsam - University Affairs
phone: 402.554.2358 - e-mail: bnewsam@mail.unomaha.edu

Native American Heritage Month Celebration Begins Oct. 31 at UNO

Omaha - The history and culture of Native Americans will be highlighted in a month-long event that will kick off Tuesday, Oct. 31, at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO).

Activities will range from a film screening and panel discussion to live music and a poetry slam. The celebration is free and open to the public. The schedule of events is listed below.

Tuesday, Oct. 31
Fred Leroy - Ponca Restoration Day Discussion: Past, Present and Future
11:30 a.m.
Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) Dodge Room
Sponsored by UNO Student Organizations and Leadership Programs (SOLP), UNO Native American Studies (NAS) and the UNO Intertribal Student Council (ISC).

Thursday, Nov. 2
Steve Hendricks - "The FBI vs. American Indians"
This event will feature a talk by Hendricks, author of The Unquiet Grave.
11:30 a.m.
MBSC Ballroom
Sponsored by SOLP, NAS and the ISC.

Friday, Nov. 3
"Pow Wow Highway"
6 p.m.
Eppley Administration Building Auditorium
Sponsored by UNO Multicultural Affairs, SOLP and the ISC.

Friday, Nov. 10
Poetry Slam
At this event, Native American youth will speak about contemporary Native issues.
6 p.m.
MBSC Dodge Room
Sponsored by NAS and Omaha Public Schools.

Tuesday, Nov. 14
Native Faculty Panel (featuring Native American mascots)
11:30 a.m.
MBSC Nebraska Room
Sponsored by SOLP, NAS and the ISC.

Wednesday, Nov. 15
From Cooperation to Conflict: Indian and Emigrant Relations on the Overland Trails (1840-1860)
This event will feature a presentation by Mike Tate.
11:30 a.m.
MBSC Gallery Room
Sponsored by SOLP, NAS and the ISC.

Wednesday, Nov. 29
Michael Murphy (folk singer-songwriter/guitar and Native American flute player)
11:30 a.m.
MBSC Fireplace Lounge
Sponsored by SOLP.

Thursday, Nov. 30
Bear Butte Panel Discussion (featuring panelists Sheila Rocha and John Pappan)
11:30 a.m.
MBSC Ballroom
Sponsored by SOLP, NAS and the ISC.

For more information, call (402) 554-2711.

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