Native American Awareness Week set at MSU
Native American Awareness Week will be held Nov 5-8 at Minot State University. All activities except for the Indian taco sale and arts and crafts display will be held in the MSU Conference Center, located on the third floor of the MSU Student Center.
The activities will begin Nov. 5 at 1 p.m. with Anna Rubia and Diane Medicine Stone presenting "Our Motherís Grandfather, She-Heg-Shote (White Coyote)." Rubia and Medicine Stone are members of the Three Affiliated Tribes. Events continue Nov. 6 with Vernon Lampert, Spirit Lake Nation, speaking about "Tribal Sovereignty: What Does it Mean?" at 10 a.m. and Marvin Youpee Sr., Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux, discussing "Tribal Courts and Legal Systems" at 1 p.m.
On Nov. 7 an Indian taco sale will be held in the first floor of Old Main from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and arts and crafts will be displayed. At 2 p.m. in the Conference Center, Marvin Bald Eagle Young Man, Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa, will present "Native American Olympics-Traditional Hand Games." Activities on Nov. 8 include Bald Eagle Young Man discussing "Native American Medicinal Plants, the First Ask- A-Nurse Program," at 10 a.m. At 1 p.m., traditional dancing, singing and storytelling will be demonstrated. Examples of Native American traditional dances to be performed are grass dance, jingle dress dance, and round dance.
The four days of free cultural events and presentations are open to the public and sponsored by the MSU Native American Cultural Awareness Club.