Nov. 1 marks the beginning of Native American Heritage Month, and there will be a number of events on campus hosted by the Native American Cultural Center and many other campus organizations. For more details, go to the NACC webpage.
Thursday, Nov. 1
Pow wow 101
7 to 7:30 p.m.
LSC Room 328-330
Pow wow is a wonderful way to remember and celebrate heritage, culture and traditions among Native Americans. Join local resident Randy Medicine Bear, who will explain the basics of Pow wow. The presentation will range from the different styles of dancing and singing to the traditional aspects of pow wow, including an overview of the day’s events and celebration.
Friday, Nov. 2
Frybread Sale, Drum Group and Pow wow Dance Expo
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
To celebrate Native American Heritage Month and the 36th annual AISES (American Indian Science and Engineering Society) Pow wow, drum groups and dancers will provide performances to preview Saturday’s events. Frybread will be sold at the event.
Saturday, Nov. 3
Colorado State University’s 36th annual AISES Pow wow
Gourd Dance: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Pow wow: 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Grand Entry: 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Pow wow Feed: 5 p.m. (free)
The Lory Student Center Grand Ballrooms
In an effort to increase awareness of Native cultures at Colorado Sate University, the Native American Cultural Center, American Indian Science and Engineering Society, Associated Students of Colorado State University, and CSU will sponsor the 36th annual CSU Pow wow. Community members and students alike are welcome and encouraged to attend this event, which will feature Pow wow dancers, drum groups, food, vendors, social events and more.
Monday, Nov. 5
Duhesa Art Gallery Reception
Cowgirls and Indians
Featuring comments from the artist, Sarah Sense
4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Lory Student Center Duhesa Gallery
Sarah Sense (Choctaw) creates photo-weavings with traditional Chitmacha and Choctaw techniques, her photography and found imagery. Her work in this exhibit juxtaposes real history against Native North American stereotypes through woven photographs. Gallery walkthrough and words from the artist at 5:15 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 6
Keynote event: A Night with Winona LaDuke
Lory Student Center Theater
Winona LaDuke is a rural development economist and author working on issues of indigenous economics, food and energy policy. She works nationally and internationally on the issues of climate change, renewable energy and environmental justice. She is known for her grassroots activism regarding sustainability efforts and preservation of tribal land.
Wednesday, Nov. 7 and Thursday, Nov. 8
Featured Traditional Native American Dishes
Aspen Grille, Lory Student Center
Make reservations at the Aspen Grille to enjoy lunch specials prepared by Chef Ken Symsack that recognize today’s Native cuisine.
To make reservations, call 970-491-7006
Monday, Nov. 12
Open House hosted by NACC North Star Peer Mentors
6 to 7:30 p.m.
Lory Student Center, Room 327
Meet the 2018-2019 North Star Peer Mentors while enjoying a movie, popcorn, hot chocolate and apple cider. The North Star Peer Mentor Program is a Native American Cultural Center offering that matches incoming students with current students to guide the transition to Colorado Sate University.
Tuesday, Nov. 13
Harvest Dinner, Community Event
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Join in the “Indigenous Food Revolution” to learn how the earth is a teacher and food is medicine. Arikara Farm and NACC proudly support the Indigenous Community Dinner.
Wednesday, Nov. 14
Warrior Women documentary
Film begins at 6 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with light snacks
Lory Student Center Theatre
Warrior Women is the story of mothers and daughters fighting for indigenous rights in the American Indian Movement (AIM) of the 1970s. The film unveils not only a female perspective of history, but also examines the impact that political struggles have on the children who bear witness. Join in for a screening of the documentary, followed by a conversation about the film.