Indigenous Heritage Month 2016
Indigenous Heritage month is from November 1-30.
American Indian Film Series: Smoke Signals
Smoke Signals is the story of two Indian boys on a journey. Along the way, Smoke Signals illustrates the ties that bind these two very different young men and embraces the lessons they learn from one another. The movie gives us a glimpse into the contemporary Native American world, and is created by an almost exclusively Native American cast.
November 1 | 7:00 p.m. | 101 Carver Hall
Indigenous Heritage Display
While you're preparing to study or waiting in line at Bookends, check out the Library's Indigenous Heritage exhibits in the Fireplace Reading Room of the main lobby.
November 4 - 30 | Parks Library Main Lobby and Fireplace Reading Room
A Conversation on Safety, Justice and Students of Color
Join us for a proactive discussion designed to raise awareness and understanding about the issues people of color face, especially in their interactions with law enforcement. Students and others on campus are invited to share personal experiences, including how national events and media coverage have had an impact on their lives and community. Panelists include Department of Public Safety Interim Police Chief Aaron Delashmutt, Ames Police Chief Charles Cychosz, Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion Reginald Stewart, and Student Counseling Services psychologist Dr. Raghav Suri. Monic Behnken, assistant professor of sociology, will moderate. Sponsored by the Committee on Lectures (Funded by Student Government), Student Government and the Black Student Alliance.
November 7 | 7:00 p.m. | Memorial Union Sun Room
American Indian Film Series: Winter in the Blood
Based on the novel by Blackfeet writer James Welch, Winter in the Blood invites the viewer to consider the stark reality of reservation life in Montana. Virgin wakes up in a ditch and begins a series of inebriated encounters with the mysterious Airplane Man. Winter in the Blood invites the viewer to consider the stark reality of reservation life in Montana.
November 8 | 7:00 p.m. | 0127 Curtiss
Indigenous Heritage Lunch
ISU Dining will host an Indigenous Heritage lunch in three on-campus dining centers: Seasons, Union Drive Marketplace and Conversations. Information be be provided about the significance of the dishes.
November 10 | 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
American Indian Film Series: Rhymes for Young Ghouls
Red Crow Mi'g Maq reservation, 1976: By government decree, every Indian child under the age of 16 must attend residential school. In the kingdom of the Crow, that means imprisonment at St. Dymphna's. That means being at the mercy of "Popper", the sadistic Indian agent who runs the school. A Mi'gMaq teenager plots revenge against the sadistic Indian agent who imprisoned her in a residential school where rape and abuse are common.
November 15 | 7:00 p.m. | 101 Curtiss
American Indian Film Series: Lost Nation: The Ioway
Two Ioway brothers travel to Washington, D. C. in 1824 to meet with Superintendent of Indian Affairs and sign a treaty ceding a large portion of tribal land for settlement. After the tribe is removed, the 36 million acres they once called home is named "Iowa". Then, they are forgotten. "Lost Nation: The Ioway" tells the dramatic true tale of two brothers' struggle to save their people from inevitable American conquest, and the Ioway's current fight to reclaim and maintain their unique history and culture.
November 29 | 7:00 p.m. | 101 Curtiss