On November 7, 2013, Native American musician and award-winning recording artist Michael Jacobs (left) performed a compelling mix of Native American, rock, pop, and folk music, addressing human issues such as peace, justice, suffering, relationships, and wholeness.
A discussion entitled “Finding Balance: What We Can and Should Learn from the Navajo People” was presented on November 13, 2013, in which a student panel shared their experiences from their visit to the largest reservation in the United States, the Navajo Nation.
On November 14, 2013, as part of the Kipp Seelhorst Memorial Lecture Series, Marilyn Johnson (left), an Ojibwe Medicine woman from Ontario, Canada, spoke on Ojibwe Spirituality from a historical and contemporary perspective.
The film Dakota 38 was shown at the Indiana Theater on November 20, 2013. This film is the story of contemporary efforts to remember and commemorate the largest mass execution in United States history, which took place in 1862 when 38 Dakota were hanged. Jim Miller and his group journeyed 330 miles from South Dakota to Minnesota. The story tells of the blizzards they endured, the Native and non-Native communities that housed and fed them along the way, and the dark history they began to wipe away.
On March 24 and 25, 2014, Imo Succo was on campus to present two lectures on issues involving the Navajo Nation: “One Woman’s Experience: Navajo Culture and Religion” and “Finding Balance: Reservation Life and Law Enforcement.”
Dr. Cornel Pewewardy (left), chair of Indigenous Studies at Portland State University, presented his lecture “Walk a Mile in My Redface” on April 17, 2014.
These presentations were sponsored by the Native American Awareness Council, with additional support from the Office of Social Equity and the Committee for the Study of Culture and Religion.
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