Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Native American Heritage Monthr

November is Native American Heritage Month. Here are some local and online programs and speakers. I'll add more as I learn of them.

November 1: A free online town hall from the National Constitution Center on "Native Peoples and Redefining U.S. History," from 11 a.m. (our time) to noon. Speakers include historians, Ned Blackhawk, Brenda Child, and Richard White. They will discuss Blackhawk’s national bestseller, The Rediscovery of America: Native Peoples and the Unmaking of U.S. History. Jeffrey Rosen moderates. Register for the link at https://constitutioncenter.org/calendar/native-peoples-and-redefining-u.s-history

On November 1 at 1:30 p.m. Central, the School Library Journal will host a webcast on Native Storytelling in Children's Books with Angeline Boulley and Cynthia Leitich Smith discussing Indigenous representation, craft, and the future of Indigenous kid lit, moderated by Dr. Debbie Reese. Register at  https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_x34tOmIFTKGcgwLQIDpGpw#/registration

On November 2 at 4 p.m., an online webinar  from the University of Mississippi will feature Joshua Whitehead, a Two-Spirit, Oji-nêhiyaw member of Peguis First Nation (Treaty 1). He is currently a Ph.D. candidate, lecturer, and Killam scholar at the University of Calgary where he studies Indigenous literatures and cultures with a focus on gender and sexuality. Register here. https://olemiss.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_P852028NQISn-Tir20X9gQ#/registration

On November 3, the National Constitution Center will host a student program on " Civic Stories: Indigenous Influence on the Constitution" from 11 a.m. to noon our time. Learn more at https://constitutioncenter.org/calendar/civic-stories-indigenous-influence-on-the-constitution

On November 4, the National Museum of the American Indian and Teaching for Change will host "Native Knowledge 360° and Teaching for Change Virtual Teach-In" for a day of online conversation, curriculum highlights, and ideas exchange. The teach-in will be held virtually via Zoom. Registration required. https://www.teachingforchange.org/native-knowledge-360-teach-in

On November 6:  Keynote Speaker Leanne Vigue will speak about The Lasting Trauma of Indian Policies in the United States on Indigenous Students from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the UWL Student Union. More info: https://www.uwlax.edu/events/?e=29287

On November 16, UWL will host a screening of the film, Warrior Lawyers: Defenders of Justice from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the UWL Student Union. Learn more here: https://www.uwlax.edu/events/?e=29294

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