NDSU is set to host events for Native American Heritage Month.
• A showing of the film “Another Scar of Genocide: Diabetes in Indian Country” is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 6, at 6 p.m. in the Memorial Union’s Anishinaabe Theater.
The 2019 documentary is from filmmaker and NDSU alumnus Justin Deegan of the Three Affiliated Tribes. Deegan graduated with a bachelor’s degree in political science in 2010. “Another Scar of Genocide” will be shown alongside selected short films.
• Comedian Mylo Smith is scheduled to perform Thursday, Nov. 18, at 7:30 p.m. in the Memorial Union Ballroom A.
Smith, Crow Creek-Dakota, has been a comedian for 15 years. In 2011, he took third place in an “Up and Coming Stars of Tomorrow” contest put on by a Hollywood comedy club. In 2017, Smith started placing sketch comedy videos on Facebook and has racked up more than 15 million views since then. He currently has more than 100,000 online followers.
On Nov. 4, NDSU hosted a tipi set up and opening event. The activities held near the Babbling Brook included an opening prayer by Willard Yellow Bird, Three Affiliated Tribes, and Michael Gabbard, Chickasaw.
Honor songs were performed by Gabbard and Timothy Cottonwood, Spirit Lake.
During the opening event, NDSU alumna April Walker presented “Water Resources: Taking a seat at the table.” Walker earned her bachelor’s degree in civil engineering in 1999.
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