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NDSU is set to host Native American Heritage Month events throughout November.

West Fargo, North Dakota – North Dakota State University is set to host a series of enriching events under the theme ‘Libraries and Indigenous Nations: Celebrating cultures, empowering communities, honoring traditions,’ beginning on Thursday, Nov. 2. This inaugural event will be held at the NDSU Newman Center from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Attendees interested in participating should reach out to Jolie Graybill, Dean of Libraries, via email at [email protected] for registration details.

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Next event is scheduled for Nov. 7

The week will continue with an in-depth history and artifacts presentation on Tuesday, Nov. 7. Running from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Anishinaabe Theater and also accessible online, the session will delve into the sensitive histories of Holocaust and American Indian artifacts. Advance registration is necessary. Queries can be directed to Hollie Mackey, Associate Professor of Educational and Organizational Leadership, at [email protected].

In a cultural showcase, a Tipi will be erected near the Babbling Brook on Wednesday, Nov. 8, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. This presents a unique opportunity for visitors to explore and photograph Indigenous culture from within. That same day, Anthony Lafromboise of Turtle Mountain will enlighten attendees on Native American storytelling, birch bark scrolls, and pictographs in the Memorial Union Meadow Lark room, between 11 a.m. and noon. Lafromboise will return that evening, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., to share ancestral Anishinaabe and Michif stories.

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The following week, on Monday, Nov. 13, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Brandon Baity of White Earth, a social worker and community leader, will host a session on Native American history and culture in the Memorial Union Prairie Rose room. His presentation will integrate hands-on activities in celebration of Native American History Month.

Creativity will flow on Tuesday, Nov. 14, as Vanessa Rabitaille-Kinney from KBIC and Theodora Menge lead a workshop on crafting dream catchers and hemp bracelets. This session will run from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Prairie Rose room.

A discussion centered around tribal colleges will convene on Thursday, Nov. 16, from 11 a.m. to noon in the Memorial Union Room of Nations. These events are open to all individuals who wish to learn more about Indigenous cultures and histories.

For additional information on any of the events, please contact Jaclynn Davis Wallette, Director of the Office of Multicultural Programs, at [email protected]. As a student-centered research university, NDSU is committed to serving the educational needs and cultural enrichment of our community.

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