Native American Cultural Celebration

Native American Cultural Celebration 2014

November 7 to 21, 2014

 

Native American Traditions: Preserving Cultural Identity

Throughout the past several hundred years, first peoples have had many obstacles to preserving and maintaining their cultural traditions. More recently, groups have actively worked to reclaim once lost traditions and languages. Please join the James Farmer Multicultural Center in celebrating Native American Culture!

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Native American Dinner at Seacobeck Hall

Monday, November 17 | 5 p.m. | Seacobeck Hall

Cost: 1 meal swipe, Cash/Credit/EagleOne $11.15 + tax

Co-sponsored by Eagle Dining

Come to Seacobeck Hall to kick-off the start of the Native American Cultural Celebration! Enjoy delicious Native American foods and Native American trivia.

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JFMC Human Rights Film Series Presents: “We Still Live Here-Âs Nutayneân”

Tuesday, Nov. 18 | 6 p.m. | Room 412, Lee Hall

In this inspiring documentary, Anne Makepeace details the challenges and successes of the Wampanoag peoples of southeastern Massachusetts in reclaiming their native language and reviving their culture.

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Native American Cultural Keynote Speaker: Dr. Scott Stevens

Thursday, November 20 | 7:30 p.m. | Lee Hall, room 411

Co-sponsored by the Department of English, Linguistics, and Communication, Department of History and American Studies, and the James Farmer Multicultural Center.

Scott  Stevens

A citizen of the Akwesasne Mohawk nation, Scott Manning Stevens is associate professor of Native American studies and director of the Native American Studies Program at Syracuse University. He also has taught at Arizona State, SUNY Buffalo, Notre Dame, and other universities, and recently directed the Newberry Library’s D’Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies in Chicago. With a master’s degree and Ph.D. from Harvard University, Stevens has held several fellowships at major archives, including a Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship at Brown University. His interests include the political and aesthetic issues that surround museums and indigenous material culture, and the diplomatic and cultural strategies of resistance among North American Indians in the face of European and American settler colonialism. The author of many book chapters, articles, and exhibition catalogue essays, he has lectured broadly in the United States and beyond.

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For more information, please contact the James Farmer Multicultural Center at 540/654-1044 or umwjfmc@gmail.com.