VERMILLION, S.D. – In honor of Native American Heritage Month, the University of South Dakota Native Student Services (NSS) presents several events, speakers and films throughout November to pay tribute to the ancestry and traditions of Native Americans.
“Native Student Services is proud to offer such a diverse range of programming for Native American Heritage Month,” said NSS Director Marisa Cummings. “As the state’s flagship institution, we pride ourselves on building capacity, awareness and solutions for issues that affect Native communities across the state of South Dakota and in the region.
“I am excited to offer collaborative programming with Native American studies, the art department, the School of Education, the criminal justice program, USD Howard Hughes Medical Institute Inclusive Science Initiative, the Collaborative Research Center for American Indian Health and the Center for Diversity and Community,” Cummings added.
All events are free and open to the public. To learn more, visit the NSS website.
Full list of events:
Native American Heritage Month kickoff
Muenster University Center Pit Lounge – 5-7 p.m.
Tanaya Winder Lunch and Learn “Heartwork: Find Your Fire”
Native American Cultural Center - 12-2 p.m.
Tanaya Winder lecture “Remember Her: We are Still Singing”
Farber Hall - 5-6:30 p.m.
Harvest potluck and traditional food practices program
Native American Cultural Center (NACC) - 5-7 p.m.
Annita Lucchesi lecture: “Mapping the Missing”
Farber Hall - 4-5 p.m.
MMIW Interactive Community Quilting Project Kick-Off
NACC - 6-8 p.m.
Participatory workshop concludes Nov. 9.
“Silent No More” film and panel
MUC Ballroom 225 - 6-8 p.m.
“Ohiyesa: The Soul of an Indian” film
Farber Hall - 7-8 p.m.
H'upahu Duta (Redwing Thomas) lecture: “Dakota Revitalization and Song”
MUC Ballroom - 6-7 p.m.
Round Dance Social – 7:30 p.m., MUC Ballroom