Oct. 31, 2023

Native American Heritage Month events scheduled


NDSU is set to host Native American Heritage Month events throughout November.

The opening ceremony, ‘Libraries and Indigenous Nations: Celebrating cultures, empowering communities, honoring traditions,’ is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 2, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., in the NDSU Newman Center.

For more information and how to register email Jolie Graybill, the dean of libraries at jolie.graybill@ndsu.edu

A history and artifacts presentation will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 7, from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Anishinaabe Theater, as well as online. The presentation will discuss contested artifacts from the Holocaust and American Indian History. Registration is required.

For more information, contact Hollie Mackey, NDSU associate professor of educational and organizational leadership, at hollie.mackey@ndsu.edu.

A Tipi will be set up near the Babbling Brook from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Wednesday, Nov. 8. Visitors are welcome to go inside, take pictures and immerse themselves in Indigenous culture.

Also on Nov. 8, Anthony Lafromboise from Turtle Mountain will give a presentation on Native American storytelling and how it educated tribal people in their communities. Use of birch bark scrolls and pictographs of the Anishinaabe also will be discussed. The presentation is slated for 11 a.m. to noon in the Memorial Union Meadow Lark room.

Lafromboise will give the second part of his presentation from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., in the same room. The presentation will provide Native American stories for everyone to hear. These stories were passed down from tribal members throughout the years. Anishinaabe and Michif stories will be shared.

Brandon Baity from White Earth, who is a social worker and community leader based in Moorhead, is slated to give a presentation based on history, culture and community from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., on Monday, Nov. 13 in the Memorial Union Prairie Rose room. This will be a presentation and a hands-on activity while he shares his knowledge on Native American History Month and Native American Culture.

A session on making dream catchers and hemp bracelets is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 14 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Memorial union Prairie Rose room. Vanessa Rabitaille-Kinney from KBIC and Theodora Menge will guide participants through the activities.

A tribal college discussion is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 16, from 11 a.m. to noon in the Memorial Union Room of Nations.

Everyone is welcome to attend all the events. For more information, contact Jaclynn Davis Wallette, the director of the Office of Multicultural Programs at jaclynn.wallette@ndsu.edu

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