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Native American Heritage Month Events Schedule

Nov
4
2019

Smudging Ceremony

12:15 PM - 12:45 PM, Evanston

Smudging is the practice of burning sage and/or other medicines for cleansing, purifying and healing purposes. Join us once a week for a smudging ceremony led by a Northwestern community member. It is a chance to come together as a community to prepare for the week ahead. Students, faculty and staff are all welcome to attend. This session will be led by Pamala Silas (Menominee). 

Nov
5
2019

Postcard to the 7th Generation

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Evanston

What are you doing to prepare the world for future generations? It is common among some Native Americans to consider the impact our choices will have seven generations into the future. We invite evreyon to stop by the MCC from 9:00AM - 5:00PM and make a commitment to the 7th generation to ensure they inherit a better world that we inherited.

Nov
6
2019

First Nations Film and Video Festival

7:30 PM - 10:00 PM, Evanston

Join the Native American and Indigenous Student Alliance (NAISA) for an exciting evening of films by Native and Indigenous directors! Food and refreshements at 7:30PM Films start at 8:00PM.

Nov
7
2019

Lunch and Learn: IRRPP Report on Native American Chicagoans

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM, Evanston

Join us for a discussion about the Adversity and Resiliency for Chicago’s First: The State of Racial Justice for American Indian Chicagoans Report with contributors: - Jasmine Gurneau (Oneida/Menominee), Manager, Native American and Indigenous Initiatives, Northwestern University - Pamala Silas (Menominee and Oneida), Associate Director, Center for Native American and Indigenous Research at Northwestern University - Cynthia Soto (Sicangu Lakota/Puerto Rican), Director, Native American Support Program, University of Illinois at Chicago - Shelly Tucciarelli (Oneida), Executive Director, Visionary Ventures NFP Corp. Faith R. Kares (Associate Director, Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy) will faciliate the discussion. This report was published June 2019 by a team from the Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Nov
8
2019

NAHM: Craft Circle

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM, Evanston

Bring your lunch and creative energy and join us for weekly craft circles. Each week, a member of the Northwestern community will lead us in an art-making activity.  This session, we will be learning how to do beadwork, led by Jasmine Gurneau (Oneida/Menominee). This event is part of Northwestern's Native American Heritage Month celebration: 30 Days of Indigenous. 

Nov
12
2019

Campus Nature Walk

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM, Evanston

Join us once a week for a campus walk led by a Northwestern community member. These walks will aid in building our relationships with more than just our Northwestern human relatives. Open to all students, faculty, staff and community members. Meet at the Weber Arch. This session will be led by Nikki McDaid Morgan (Shoshone-Bannock) and Forrest Bruce (Fon du Lac Ojibwe).  This event is part of Northwestern's Native American Heritage Month celebration: 30 Days of Indigenous. 

Nov
13
2019

Smudging Ceremony

12:15 PM - 12:45 PM, Evanston

Smudging is the practice of burning sage and/or other medicines for cleansing, purifying and healing purposes. Join us once a week for a smudging ceremony led by a Northwestern community member. It is a chance to come together as a community to prepare for the week ahead. Students, faculty and staff are all welcome to attend. This session will be led by Jennifer Michals (Citizen Band Potawatomi/LCO Ojibwe/Kickapoo). 

Nov
14
2019

Harvest Indigenous Discussions

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM, Evanston

Join MSA for our monthly dinner and discussion series on topics important to Indian Country and the Northwestern Native and Indigenous Community. Contact Aaron Golding, MSA Assistant Director, at aaron.golding@northwestern.edu with any questions.

Nov
15
2019

NAHM: Craft Circle

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM, Evanston

Bring your lunch and creative energy and join us for weekly craft circles. Each week, a member of the Northwestern community will lead us in an art-making activity.  This session, we will be learning how to make jewelry, led by Vincent Romero (Laguna Pueblo). This event is part of Northwestern's Native American Heritage Month celebration: 30 Days of Indigenous. 

Nov
16
2019

Sand Creek Commemoration

10:30 AM - 1:30 PM, Evanston

In the spirit of healing, the Native American and Indigenous Student Alliance (NAISA) has invited representative descendants of the Northern Cheyenne, Northern Arapaho, and Southern Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes to share their stories and speak on the events of the Sand Creek Massacre as well as initiatives currently underway within their tribal communities to heal from the tragic event. This event is an opportunity to learn about the massacre and Northwestern’s place in this history. The event will include remarks from the descendants and Northwestern community, a meal, and a procession to the fire pit on the Lakefill to close the event. 

Nov
18
2019

Jean O'Brien and Thomas Stubblefield: Monuments of Omission—Erasure in the Memory Work of Indigenous Cultures and Contemporary Media

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM, Evanston

Fall keynote of the Kaplan Humanities Institute's Memorializing Dialogue: Monuments of Omission: Erasure in the Memory Work of Indigenous Cultures and Contemporary Media While absence, erasure and invisibility are often regarded as antithetical to memory, these tropes have proven integral to both theories of the monument and contemporary practices of memorialization. Stubblefield’s presentation will explore this counter-intuitive relation by considering the postwar “counter-monument” and its relation to a broader ecology of contemporary media. O'Brien’s presentation will consider the ways Indigenous public intellectuals engage with memorialization as counter-narrative, taking as a touchstone the upcoming 400th commemoration of Plymouth, Massachusetts through the Pokanoket sachem known as Massasoit. Co-presented with the Center for Native American and Indigenous Research and Kaplan Humanities Institute.  Jean M. O’Brien (citizen, White Earth Ojibwe Nation), Distinguished McKnight University Professor and Northrop Professor of History at the University of Minnesota and co-author with Lisa Blee of Monumental Mobility: The Memory Work of Massasoit (North Carolina, 2019). in conversation with Thomas Stubblefield, Associate Professor of Art History and Media Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, and author of 9/11 and the Visual Culture of Disaster (Indiana University Press, 2014). ____________________________________________ The 2019-2020 Humanities Dialogue: MEMORIALIZING A year-long public conversation about commemorating, contesting, and claiming from humanistic perspectives. What stories do monuments tell?When is remembrance also a repression?How does memorializing shape the present?How do we negotiate collective and disputed memories?Presented in partnership with multiple Northwestern departments and programs, the Memorializing Dialogue will include talks by distinguished scholars and artists from different disciplinary perspectives.

Nov
19
2019

NAHM: Campus Nature Walk

9:00 AM - 9:45 PM, Evanston

Join us once a week for a campus walk led by a Northwestern community member. These walks will aid in building our relationships with more than just our Northwestern human relatives. Open to all students, faculty, staff and community members. Meet at the Weber Arch. This session will be led by Josh Honn.  This event is part of Northwestern's Native American Heritage Month celebration: 30 Days of Indigenous.

Nov
20
2019

Smudging Ceremony

12:15 PM - 12:45 PM, Evanston

Smudging is the practice of burning sage and/or other medicines for cleansing, purifying and healing purposes. Join us once a week for a smudging ceremony led by a Northwestern community member. It is a chance to come together as a community to prepare for the week ahead. Students, faculty and staff are all welcome to attend. This session will be led by Aaron Golding (Seneca Nation). 

Nov
22
2019

NAHM: Craft Circle

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM, Evanston

Bring your lunch and creative energy and join us for weekly craft circles. Each week, a member of the Northwestern community will lead us in an art-making activity.  This session, we will be learning how to make corn husk dolls, led by Aaron Golding (Seneca Nation). This event is part of Northwestern's Native American Heritage Month celebration: 30 Days of Indigenous. 

Nov
25
2019

Smudging Ceremony

12:15 PM - 12:45 PM, Evanston

Smudging is the practice of burning sage and/or other medicines for cleansing, purifying and healing purposes. Join us once a week for a smudging ceremony led by a Northwestern community member. It is a chance to come together as a community to prepare for the week ahead. Students, faculty and staff are all welcome to attend. This session will be led by Jasmine Gurneau (Oneida/Menominee).

Nov
26
2019

Campus Nature Walk

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM, Evanston

Join us once a week for a campus walk led by a Northwestern community member. These walks will aid in building our relationships with more than just our Northwestern human relatives. Open to all students, faculty, staff and community members. Meet at the Weber Arch. This session will be led by Jennifer Michals (Citizen Band Potawatomi/LCO Ojibwe/Kickapoo).  This event is part of Northwestern's Native American Heritage Month celebration: 30 Days of Indigenous.

Dec
5
2019

Harvest Indigenous Discussions

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM, Evanston

Join MSA for our monthly dinner and discussion series on topics important to Indian Country and the Northwestern Native and Indigenous Community. Contact Aaron Golding, MSA Assistant Director, at aaron.golding@northwestern.edu with any questions.

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