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I CARE Partners with Native American Cultural Center for Events

Copy of I CARE logo. Join I CARE and the Native Studies program for a screening of the movie "Wind River," Feb. 9.

VERMILLION, S.D. – The University of South Dakota I CARE program, in coordination with USD’s Native American Cultural Center, will host several events related to “Native Love,” Friday, Feb. 9.

The first event, hosted in the Native American Cultural Center from 4-6 p.m., will include a craft activity, talking circle and meal. Attendees are encouraged to share their concerns regarding sexual assault.

After the talking circle, I CARE will host a screening of the movie “Wind River,” in the Muenster University Center Ballroom. Following the screening, there will be a panel discussion including Elise Boxer from the Native Studies program, Marisa Cummings of I CARE and Rebecca Balog from the organization, Native Love.

Students can also support the social media campaign, “Native Love is…” by finishing the sentence and posting a photo to instagram throughout the day.

I CARE is a federal grant received by USD. I CARE is committed to preventing and responding to sexual assault at USD through programming and advocacy.


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Hanna DeLange
USD News