Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Native American Heritage Month events to be held at Northern Michigan University, Michigan Tech; rides to Marquette available

HOUGHTON -- November is Native American Heritage Month, and both Northern Michigan University and Michigan Tech University are hosting events. Michigan
Tech's Center for Diversity and Inclusion is offering transportation to Marquette for the NMU events. If you need a ride, please RSVP by Wednesday, Nov. 6 (see below).

Northern Michigan University’s Native American Students Association is hosting the 13th Annual First Nations Food Taster from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 8, at NMU’s D.J. Jacobetti Center. Rides to Marquette will be provided by Michigan Tech's Center for Diversity and Inclusion. If you would like a ride, RSVP to Karen Wade (kawade@mtu.edu) by Wednesday, Nov. 6.

Michigan Tech's Center for Diversity and Inclusion will host a film, presentation, and luncheon featuring April Lindala, Director of the Center for Native American Studies at Northern Michigan University. She will present "Tragic Hands Reaching for Tragic Foods: Positioning Native Women to Cook Fry-Bread and Forget" from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 13, in MUB Ballroom A1 on the Michigan Tech campus. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Karen Wade (kawade@mtu.edu) by Tuesday, Nov. 12.

Michigan Tech's American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) will host a film screening of The Canary Effect at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, in Fisher 135. This film is a 2006 documentary that tells the history of the indigenous people of North America and illuminates the devastating effect that U.S. policies have had on them. There will be free admission and concessions.

For more info about Native American Heritage Month events, visit http://diversitycenter.mtu.edu/NAHM.pdf.

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