Forum staff reports, Published November 01 2012
Native American month events set at NDSUFARGO – North Dakota State University will celebrate Native American Heritage Month with a series of events at the Memorial Union. All are free and open to the public. Events include:
- Thursday, 11 a.m., opening ceremony, noon, Grandmother Earth’s Gift of Life Garden near the west entrance; prayer, smudging and singing;
- Nov. 14, 3 p.m., “The Legal History of the Doctrine of Discovery;” Chase Iron Eyes, of Standing Rock Nation, will discuss the changing perception inside and outside Native communities through media and educational institutions;
- Nov. 15, 11 a.m., NDSU Native American student panel; a variety of topics discussed, including the experience of culture and its impact on education and student life;
- Nov. 19, 4:30 p.m., screening of “Dakota 38;” the documentary details the largest mass execution in U.S. history when 38 Dakota warriors were hanged in Mankato, Minn.;
- Nov. 20, 1 p.m., “The Dakota Prisoner of War Letters of 1862-1869;” Clifford Canku, assistant professor, will discuss the letters, which are accounts of men and women imprisoned at Fort McClellen in Davenport, Iowa;
- Nov. 28, noon, “American Indian Health Disparities;” Donald Warne, director of the master of public health program, will discuss causes and potential solutions for the Northern Plains American Indians.
For more information, visit www.ndsu.edu/multicultural or email firstname.lastname@example.org.