CSU events mark Native American Heritage Month in November

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.

The events include:Native American Heritage month event poster

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.

LSC Plaza

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.

Dancer at a past pow wow

Tuesday, Nov. 6

Keynote event: A Night with Winona LaDuke

6-7:30 p.m.

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.

Location TBA

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.