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Events and Conferences

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American Indian Affairs Events 

 

September

 

12 – DISH Fair: 11am-2pm in CSU Mall outside

-       Come and see all the Recognized Student Organizations in our Multicultural Center! Get signed up and always be in the know about the diversity events and programs we have going on. Hosted by Institutional Diversity and the Multicultural Center.

 

13 – Open Kitchen: 11am-1pm in Multicultural Center, CSU 269

-       Come and enjoy some lunch in our Multicultural Center to make some new friends and learn about cultural foods. Food is available until gone, so get here early! Hosted by Latino Affairs.

 

22-24 – Mahkato Wacipi: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at Land of Memories Park in Mankato

-       Traditional Powwow hosted by the Mankato Powwow Association. Grand entries are: Friday 7pm, Saturday 1pm & 7pm, Sunday 1pm. $7 for a button, good for entire weekend. Food, dancing, music, and cultural celebration for American Indian people. For more information, please visit: http://mahkatowacipi.org/

 

 

October

5 – Indigenous Film Series: “Awake” (Standing Rock Documentary): 6-8pm, CSU Ballroom

-       Film showing: “In 2016 Standing Rock, North Dakota became one of the most watched places on earth. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe captured world attention through their peaceful resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline, which threatens the drinking water of 18 million people and Indigenous sovereignty. While many may know the details, AWAKE: A DREAM FROM STANDING ROCK captures the story of the Native-led defiance that forever changed how we fight for clean water, our environment and the future of our planet. Directed by Academy Award nominated filmmaker Josh Fox (Gasland), Academy Award nominated filmmaker James Spione (Incident in New Baghdad) and Digital Smoke Signals founder Myron Dewey. Written by Floris White Bull, Josh Fox and Myron Dewey. Executive Produced by Academy Award nominated Amy Ziering (The Invisible War), Golden Globe nominated actress Shailene Woodley (Divergent, A Fault in Our Stars) and Lauren Taschen. Advisors Floris White Bull and Douglas Good Feather. Featuring music from Nahko (Nahko and the Medicine People) and Prolific the Rapper. Co-Produced by Kyle Cadotte, Deia Schlosberg, and Teena Pugliese.” Popcorn and candy will be provided until gone! Get there early to enjoy some snacks during the film. Short discussion/panel to follow film showing. Hosted by American Indian Affairs.

 

9 - Indigenous Day Celebration: 11a-2p in Lincoln Lounge

-       Learn about why we celebrate Indigenous Day and what that means for American Indian people and other indigenous groups throughout the world. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided. Hosted by American Indian Affairs, the American Indigenous Studies program, and the Native American Student Association (NASA).

 

9 – Indigenous Day Film Showing: “The Canary Effect” 6-9pm in AH 102

-       Film showing: “From multi-award winning directors Robin Davey and Yellow Thunder Woman, comes this 'Illuminating Documentary' (Time Out). Delving deeply into the often misunderstood and frequently over looked historic realities of the American Indian, The Canary Effect follows the terrifying and horrific abuses instilled upon the Indigenous people of North America, and details the genocidal practices of the US government
and its continuing affects on present day Indian country. Featuring interviews with the leading scholars and experts on Indian issues including controversial author Ward Churchill, the film brings together the past and present in a way never before captured so eloquently and boldly on film.” Popcorn and candy will be provided until gone! Get there early to enjoy some snacks during the film. Short discussion/panel to follow film showing. Hosted by American Indian Affairs.

 

18 – Open Kitchen: 11am-1pm in Multicultural Center, CSU 269

-       Come and enjoy some lunch in our Multicultural Center to make some new friends and learn about cultural foods. Food is available until gone, so get here early! Hosted by the Women’s Center.

 

21 – Latino Night: 5-8p in CSU Ballroom

-       Semi-formal attire for event. For tickets and to reserve your space with American Indian Affairs, please contact Megan Heutmaker at megan.heutmaker@mnsu.edu or 507-389-5230. Hosted by Latino Affairs.

 

30/31 - Halloween PSA Tabling: 11a-1p in CSU Mav Ave

-       Think about your Halloween costume before you buy it! Learn about why during this informational tabling session. Hosted by Native American Student Association (NASA).

 

November

1 – Native American Heritage Month Kickoff: 11a-1p in Multicultural Center, CSU 269

-       Come and join us for lunch and a celebration kicking off Native American Heritage Month. Get a list of all the events we will be hosting throughout the month and sign up to participate or help with anything we have going on! Hosted by American Indian Affairs and the Native American Student Association (NASA).

 

1 - Native Achievers Poster Series: Month long throughout MSU, Mankato campus

-       Keep an eye out for a celebration of our American Indian leaders, here on campus, and throughout Minnesota and all of Indian Country. These are the heroes we look up to and we want you know more about them!

 

 

9 - AIA Workshop Dreamcatchers: 6-9p in MH 209

-       Space and materials are limited to 50 people so please RSVP with Megan Heutmaker at megan.heutmaker@mnsu.edu or 507-389-5230. Light refreshments will be served. All materials will be provided and you will leave with a new dreamcatcher! Hosted and taught by our Native American Student Association (NASA).

 

13 - American Indian Night: 6-8p in CSU Ballroom

-       Join us for an evening of celebration of American Indian culture and history. Dinner will be included with ticket purchase. For tickets and to reserve your space at this event, please contact, Megan Heutmaker at megan.heutmaker@mnsu.edu or 507-389-5230.

 

15 – Open Kitchen: 11am-1pm in Multicultural Center, CSU 269

-       Come and enjoy some lunch in our Multicultural Center to make some new friends and learn about cultural foods. Food is available until gone, so get here early! Hosted by American Indian Affairs

 

18 - Hmong Culture Day: 5-8p in CSU Ballroom

-       Semi-formal attire for event. For tickets and to reserve your space with American Indian Affairs, please contact Megan Heutmaker at megan.heutmaker@mnsu.edu or 507-389-5230. Hosted by Asian American Affairs.

 

21 - Real Thanksgiving Dinner: 5-7pm in Heritage Room, CSU Flex Programming Space

-       Space is limited to 60 people so please RSVP with Megan Heutmaker at megan.heutmaker@mnsu.edu or 507-389-5230. Dinner will be provided as well and information about what actually happened on “Thanksgiving Day” during the settlement of America.

 

December

1 – Diversity Dinner: 5-8pm in CSU Ballroom

-       Semi-formal attire for event. For tickets and to reserve your space with American Indian Affairs, please contact Megan Heutmaker at megan.heutmaker@mnsu.edu or 507-389-5230. Hosted by Institutional Diversity and American Indian Affairs.

 

9 – Fall Graduation Ceremony: All day in Taylor Center