MAILED: April 18, 2000
American Indian Awareness Week will be celebrated at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire April 25-29.
The week's activities begin at 9 a.m. April 25 with an opening ceremony. The event, led by Ho-Chunk nation member Gordon Thunder, will be held in Room 150 of Hibbard Humanities Hall.
On April 25, American Indian students will host a frybread taco sale in the Davies Center Veranda from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
At 2:30 p.m. April 25, Jim St. Arnold of the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission, will discuss environmental issues and geographical information systems in the Oneida Room of Davies Center.
Also on Tuesday, Clyde Bellecourt will present a lecture titled "Foundations, Formation and Functions of the American Indian Movement: Past, Present and Future" at 4 p.m. in the Oneida Room of Davies Center.
At 3 p.m. on April 26, Paul Demain, the editor of News From Indian Country, will present a lecture titled "Tribal Identities in a Shrinking World" in Room 102 of Hibbard Humanities Hall.
Also on April 26, Bill Miller, international recording artist, songwriter and performer, will present an evening of music, stories, observations and inspiration. Miller's performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Schofield Auditorium.
On April 27, Barb Munson, chair of the Mascot and Logo Task Force, will discuss American Indian mascots and logos in Wisconsin schools at 2:30 p.m. in the Menominee Room of Davies Center.
On April 28, Denise Sweet will present a lecture titled "Native American Landscapes: Imagined and Lived Spaces." The presentation, which will explore the relationships between land-based communities and sovereign identity, will be held at 3:30 p.m. in the Eagle Room of Davies Center.
Also on April 28, Damian Sweet will demonstrate lacrosse at 4:30 p.m. in the Arrowhead Room of Davies Center.
The annual traditional pow wow will be held from noon to 11 p.m. April 29 in Zorn Arena. The grand entry is scheduled for 1 p.m. and 7 p.m., with a feast slated for 5 p.m.
Tickets, available at the door, are $3. The event is free for those 60 and older, as well as those four and under. Group discounts are available by calling Marge Hebbring at (715) 836-3367.
For information on any of the Native American Awareness Week activities, contact Marge Hebbring at (715) 836-3367 or send her e-mail at email@example.com.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: May 16, 2000