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   Date: 11/14/08

November is Native American Heritage Month

To honor the occasion of Native American Heritage Month, Indigenous Smith Students and Allies (ISSA) will host several events next week:

Monday, Nov. 17
Lecture: “Issues Affecting Indigenous People” by Tonya Gonnella Frichner, Esq., president and founder of the American Indian Law Alliance. 7 p.m., Neilson Library Browsing Room

Tuesday, Nov. 18
Film Screening: Powwow Highway. Two friends, Buddy and Filbert, leave the Indian Reservation to take a road trip across the badlands of the American Midwest to save Buddy’s sister from unjust imprisonment. On the way, they encounter truth, love, magic, and healing. 6:30 p.m., Weinstein Auditorium, Wright Hall

Wednesday, Nov. 19
Lecture: “Native American Identity” by Alice Nash, assistant professor of history, University of Massachusetts at Amherst.  6:30 p.m., Seelye 106

Also Nov. 19, Chase Duckett will feature a Native American Food Night to celebrate Native American Heritage Month. The menu includes pasole-hominy soup, seamed butternut squash, and pumpkin pie.

In related events:

December 10
Students in History 396, an independent study/seminar on indigenous women, will presenting results of their research, which will be donated to the Sophia Smith

Five Colleges, Inc. offers a certificate program in Native American Indian Studies. Frederique Apffel-Marglin, professor emerita of anthropology, and Neil Salisbury, Barbara Richmond 1940 Professor Emeritus of Social Studies, are the program advisers for Smith. Read more information.


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