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2009.11.04 > For Immediate Release
contact: Wendy Townley - University Relations
phone: 402.554.2762 - email: wtownley@unomaha.edu

Native American Heritage Month Celebrated at UNO

Omaha - A month-long celebration of Native American heritage begins Thursday, Nov. 5, at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO). Events ranging from music, games, presentations and a film screening are free and open to the public and campus community.

Thursday, Nov. 5
A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Rely On … Sometimes! Examining Important Social/Relational Dynamics
Milo Bail Student Center Gallery Room
Registration required. Contact Stella Watts: swatts@unomaha.edu
Sponsored by UNO Diversity and Equal Opportunity Office, with support from the Office of Diversity, University of Nebraska President’s Office
1 to 2 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 10
The Tragedy of Whiteclay, Nebraska: Alcohol and Sovereignty
Presentation by Taylor Keen from Creighton University
Milo Bail Student Center Nebraska Room
Noon to 1 p.m.
Free food

Thursday, Nov. 12
Behind the Scenes: Pow Wows, Lakota/Dine Traditions
Presentation by Vanessa Brown from Tuba City, Arizona
Milo Bail Student Center Council Room
Noon to 1 p.m.
Free food

Wednesday, Nov. 18
Native American Cultural Fair with a Live Performance
Milo Bail Student Center Nebraska Room/Aksarben Room
Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Free food

Thursday, Nov. 19
Social Dance and Instructional Workshop
Presentation by Elizabeth Brown
Milo Bail Student Center Plaza (Rain location: HPER)
Noon to 1 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 23
Screening of “Power Paths: An Exploration of Energy Through the Eyes of Native Americans”
Followed by a discussion with Georgiana George Lee, Assistant Director of Native American Public Telecommunications, Inc. at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
College of Public Affairs and Community Service Collaborating Commons
7 to 9 p.m.
Free food

Call (402) 554-2711 for more information.

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