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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Events and Conferences

Page address: http://www.mnsu.edu/cultdiv/departments/americanindian/eventsandconference.html

American Indian Summer Camp 2017

Scheduled for June 11-15, 2017.  
Registration will open after the beginning of Spring 2017 semester.  

If you have any questions, please contact Megan Heutmaker at megan.heutmaker@mnsu.edu or 507-389-5230.  

 

American Indian Affairs Events 

September
21 – 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 Multicultural Center.
 
October
10 - 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).
 
14 – 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.
 
19 – 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.
 
 
26 - 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 - Indigenous Film Series (TBD): 5-8p in Ostrander Auditorium
-       More information coming soon! Popcorn and candy will be provided until gone! Get there early to enjoy some snacks during the film. Short discussion to follow film showing. Hosted by American Indian Affairs and the American Indigenous Studies program.
 
12   - Heart of the Beast Theatre “Shota and the Star Quilt”: 10am-12pm in CSU 253/4/5
-       Space limited to 150 people. Free popcorn and candy will be provided until gone! The synopsis: Shota and the Star Quilt, for Grades K-6, 40 minutes.
o   This story weaves together traditional folk values with modern concerns for the urban environment. Shota, a Lakota girl, and Esther, who is Jewish, are best friends. They live in the same apartment building and spend every day together. When a letter arrives to say that the apartment building will be redeveloped, they know that they face separation. While they are on vacation with Shota’s grandmother at Pine Ridge reservation, they decide to make a star quilt. Expressing a powerful celebration of their friendship and the homes and community they love, the quilt they create becomes central to their plan to resist the redevelopment.
-       Hosted by American Indian Affairs and the Non-Traditional Student Office in Student Activities.
 
12 – Somali 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 African American Affairs and the Somali Student Association.
 
14 – 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.
 
16 - 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.
 
19 - 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 101
-       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.
 
30 - AIA Workshop Dreamcatchers: 6-9p in CSU 245
-       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).
 
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 African American Affairs.
 
10 – Fall Graduation Ceremony: All day in Taylor Center
-       Don’t forget to apply for graduation! For more information about the ceremony and what to expect, visit: http://www.mnsu.edu/graduation/
 
January
24 - Storyteller: TBD in Hearth Lounge
-       More information regarding this event will be coming soon! If you have questions in the meantime, contact Megan Heutmaker at megan.heutmaker@mnsu.edu or 507-389-5230. Hosted by American Indian Affairs and the Native American Student Association (NASA).
 
25 – 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 Asian American Affairs.
 
28 – TET Lunar New Year: 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.
 
February
13   - Indigenous Film Showing “Black Indians”: 6-8:30p in Ostrander
-       Film showing: “Black Indians: An American Story” (as seen on ABC) brings to light a forgotten part of Americans past – the cultural and racial fusion of Native and African Americans. Narrated by James Earl Jones, “Black Indians: An American Story” explores what brought the two groups together, what drove them apart and the challenges they face today. Popcorn and candy will be provided until gone! Get there early to enjoy some snacks during the film. Short discussion to follow film showing. Hosted by American Indian Affairs and African American Affairs.
 
22 – 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 African American Affairs.
 
24 – Ebony Ball: 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 African American Affairs.
 
March
6-10 - Spring Break!
-       Trip with American Indigenous Studies program. Email or contact Megan Heutmaker at megan.heutmaker@mnsu.edu or 507-389-5230 for more details or information.
 
15-18 - Pan African Conference: TBD in CSU locations
-       More details to come! Check back for registration information about the annual Pan African Conference or stop by the Multicultural Center, CSU 269, to get information! Hosted by African American Affairs.
 
20 – Wild Rice Pancakes: 11a-1p in MCC CSU 269
-       Come and enjoy some delicious Native-harvested Wild Rice pancakes. Here until they’re gone! Hosted by American Indian Affairs and the Native American Student Association (NASA).
 
22 – 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 Multicultural Center.
 
25 – Augsburg Powwow: All day at Augsburg College in Minneapolis
-       Transportation will be provided. Space is limited to 40 students. If you are interested in attending this traditional powwow, please contact Megan Heutmaker at megan.heutmaker@mnsu.edu or 507-389-5230. Hosted by the Department of Early Childhood Education, American Indian Affairs, and the Native American Student Association (NASA).
 
April
1 – Asian 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 Asian American Affairs.
 
7 - AI Minnesota State Collective Meeting: TBD - Bemidji?
-       More information to come soon. If you are interested in being a part of this collective around American Indian students, please contact Megan Heutmaker at megan.heutmaker@mnsu.edu or 507-389-5230.
 
8 – St. Cloud and U of M Morris Powwow: All day in location – we will choose one!
-       Transportation will be provided. Space is limited to 40 students. If you are interested in attending this traditional powwow, please contact Megan Heutmaker at megan.heutmaker@mnsu.edu or 507-389-5230. Hosted by American Indian Affairs and the Native American Student Association (NASA).
 
18 – Student Leadership Awards Ceremony: 4-6p in CSU Ballroom
-       Invited guests only. A celebration of student leaders in our Institutional Diversity offices and end-of-the-year gathering for guests. If you have any questions about this ceremony, please contact Megan Heutmaker at megan.heutmaker@mnsu.edu or 507-389-5230. Hosted by Institutional Diversity.
 
19 – 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 Multicultural Center.
 
21 – AIA Workshop: Bath Bombs: 6-9p in MCC Kitchen
-       Come and relax with our bath bomb workshop! All materials will be provided to create your own bath bombs for a little relaxation before finals! Light refreshments will be provided. Space is limited to 30 people so please contact Megan Heutmaker at megan.heutmaker@mnsu.edu or 507-389-5230. Hosted by American Indian Affairs and the Native American Student Association (NASA).
 
May
6 – Spring Graduation Ceremony: All Day in Taylor Center
-       Don’t forget to apply for graduation! For more information about the ceremony and what to expect, visit: http://www.mnsu.edu/graduation/
 
6 – AIA Graduation Ceremony: 9:30-10:30a in TBD

 

-       More information to come! Invited guests only. If you have any questions about this ceremony, please contact Megan Heutmaker at megan.heutmaker@mnsu.edu or 507-389-5230. Hosted by American Indian Affairs.