Native American culture to be celebrated by MSU
The Native American Cultural Awareness Club is sponsoring the Native American Cultural Celebration Nov. 13-15.
"The objective of the events is to celebrate Native Americans' exercising of self-sovereignty in education, health, family, spirituality and goal setting," said Annette Mennem, Native American Center director.
Planned events, which are free and open to the public, include:
- Nov. 13 - "Micinock Miskiikii (Turtle Medicine)" presented by Dr. Tami Jollie-Trottier in the Conference Center (Student Center, third floor), 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Jollie-Trottier, clinical psychologist with Indian Health Services in Belcourt, will introduce "turtling," a self-care technique that helps individuals focus on personal limitations, setting boundaries and listening to physical and emotional feedback from their bodies. This presentation will provide information on traditional turtle teachings, symbolism and Native mental health and well-being.
- CANCELED: Nov. 13 - "Cankdeska Cikana Community College Wiconi Ohitika (Strong Life) Project" presented by Cora Whiteman in the Conference Center (Student Center, third floor), 2 to 3:15 p.m. This presentation will address the high rates of suicide among Native Americans.
- Nov. 14 - Frybread taco sale in the Old Main first-floor hallway, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The frybread tacos are $5.50 or $5 with a coupon from the Red & Green.
- Nov. 14 - "Impact of Oil Development on a Cultural Landscape" presented by Calvin Grinnell, tribal historic preservation, Mandan Hidatsa Arikara Nation, in Aleshire Theater, 7 p.m. This is in conjunction with the Northwest Art Center lecture series.
- Nov. 15 - "What you want to know about the Native American culture but were afraid to ask," a panel discussion with Native American elder Pat Wilkie and MSU faculty Harry Hoffman and Nelrene Yellow Bird in the Conference Center, 9:30 to 10:45 a.m.
- Nov. 15 - "Native American Storytelling" discussed by Brenda Slater and "Diversity in Native American Cultural Dance" outlined by Jodi Hajicek in the Conference Center, 2 to 3:15 p.m. Both Slater and Hajicek are from the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa.
For questions, contact Mennem at 858-3365 or email@example.com.