The Office of Multicultural Affairs would like to invite you to help them celebrate Native American Heritage Month through a variety of events taking place Nov. 1 - 3 and Nov. 15.
For questions about the following events, please contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs and 402.554.2248 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, Nov. 1
Blood Quantam | 7 P.M. - 9 P.M., 010 Roskens Hall
Kick-off Native American Heritage Month with the newly released film Blood Quantam. A zombie virus decimates all of earth's population except the Mi'Qmaq community of Red Crow. Directed by Jeff Barneby. Special guest Gary Farmer.
Saturday, Nov. 2
Community Bingo | 11:30 A.M. - 12:30 P.M., 101 CPACS
Join us for games, fun and prizes! Special guest bingo announcer Gary Farmer.
Ramblin' | 1 P.M. - 2:30 P.M., 101 CPACS
A feataure film by director Chris Marshall. Gwendolyn Pierce and McKenzie Jacobs were always inseparable until college and adulthood stood in the way. After a year apart and unforseen circumstances the two girls reconveve to journey back home. Along the way, Gwen and McKenzie are forced to face their pasts and rebuild the friendship and trust they once had.
Open Mic | 3 P.M. - 5 P.M., 101 CPACS
Do you have talent? Write poetry? Love to sign or play an instrument? Join us while we are entertained by some of the best local native students.
Owlmouth | 6:30 P.M. - 7 P.M., 101 CPACS
In the Owlmouth poetry chapbook (finishing line press) and album, Michele Marie Desmarais (Metis, Dakota and European poet/scholar from Canada) reflects on experiences of historical trauma due to Indian residential schools as well as climate change and the responsibilities we have for our relatives, who include both human and other-than-human persons. Desmarais will be joined by Owlmouth musician Bill Arab for a presentation of poetry and music about the need for change and the process of healing.
Featured Speaker: Antoine Edwards Jr. | 7:30 P.M. - 9:30 P.M., 101 CPACS
Antoine Edwards Jr. grew up in Omaha and is Umonhon and Lakota. Antoine does motivational/healthy lifestyle/culture workshops. He will share testimonials and why he chose to live drug and alcohol free as well as stories of his travels to different reserves and reservations throughout the U.S., Canada and Alaska working with different tribes.
Sunday, Nov. 3
Native American Craft Fair | 1 P.M. - 6 P.M., Milo Bail Student Center
A showcase of authentic and Native inspired jewelry, crafts and art.
Friday, Nov. 15
Rock Your Mocs | Noon - 2 P.M., Milo Bail Student Center Plaza
Join us for a community round dance with drum YoungBucks celebrating Native American Culture. Don't forget to wear your moccasins.
These events are sponsored by:
- The Office of Multicultural Affairs
- Intertribal Student Council
- Tribal Management and Emergency Services
- Native American Studies
- Maverick Productions Grant Program
- American Multicultural Student Agency
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