Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Northern Michigan University to host Native American film, poetry, music Oct. 19

MARQUETTE -- Northern Michigan University Center for Native American Studies will host a free showing of the film Remembering the Songs at 7:30 p.m., TONIGHT, Wednesday, Oct. 19, in Jamrich Hall room 102. The film showing will be followed by a poetry and musical performance by visitors from Salish Kootenai College’s (Pablo, Mont.) Center for American Indian Policy and Applied Research (CAIPAR).

The visiting team is taking part in the "Crossing Borders with HeartLines" project, which is sponsored by the W. K. Kellogg Foundation and involves creating, publishing and distributing K-12 Native American tribal history education materials that adhere to Native standards and protocols.

The visitors include renowned Native flute players, singers and recording artists Fernando Cellicion-Zuni, Gary Stroutsos and Paul Thompson-Diné, as well as federal Indian law expert Daniel Decker; Salish poet, journalist and author Jennifer Greene, whose book of poetry What I Keep received the 1988 North American Native Authors Poetry Award; and Milken National Educator Award recipient Julie Cajune, who helped to found the CAIPAR. Cajune was selected for the 2011 Montana Governor’s Humanities Award and was named one of "50 visionaries changing your world" by the Utne Reader in 2009.

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