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Native American Month Activities

From Bill Stroup, English: The month of November is nationally recognized as the month for Native American appreciation and remembrance. Check out these Native American-themed events:

Monday, November 10, 6 p.m., Mountain View Room:
Prof. Kristy Feldhousen-Giles: “The Freedmen: Race and the Question of Tribal Citizenship
The Freedmen are people of mixed African, Native American, and white ancestry with histories of slavery and intermarriage in the Five Civilized Tribes. Although most Freedmen were guaranteed tribal citizenship after their emancipation, today most Freedmen have been disenfranchised from their tribes. Refreshments will be provided.

_Wednesday, November 12, 12 p.m., Mountain View Room:
_Dr. Jennifer Vest: “The Philopoetics of Biracial Identity
Jennifer Lisa Vest is a mixed-race (Native American/African-American) poet and philosopher from Chicago. A professor by day and a poet by night, Dr. Vest performs her poetry, delivers philosophy papers, and sometimes combines the two genres to deliver “philopoetics” on issues of race, culture, identity, and justice at academic, community, and artistic venues throughout the country.

Wednesday, November 19, 4 p.m., Madison St. Lounge:
Brenda Esperanza, Counseling Center: “Native American Spirituality
Join us for an exploration of various Native/indigenous beliefs and practices.

_Wednesday, November 19, 7:30 p.m., Night Owl Café:
_In 2007, Dances with Wolves (1990) was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress. The film tells the story of a United States Army lieutenant (Kevin Costner) who travels to the American frontier in search of a military post. He eventually befriends a local Sioux tribe, learning their culture, Lakota language, and rituals.

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