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University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

NEWS RELEASE
News Bureau Schofield Hall 201 Eau Claire, WI 54702
phone: (715) 836-4741
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Native American Awareness Week
Activities Planned at UW-Eau Claire
MAILED: April 18, 2001

         EAU CLAIRE —Native American Awareness Week will be celebrated at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire April 23-28.
         UW-Eau Claire faculty, staff and students as well as Chippewa Valley community members are invited to attend all events.
         The week's activities begin at noon Monday, April 23, in Davies Theatre with a presentation titled "American Indian Mental Health Research: Tales from the Field" by Dr. Michelle Christensen, visiting minority scholar and artist.
         Also on Monday, Kevin Locke, a hoop dancer and flutist, will present "Hoop Dancer: Walking the Good Red Road" in Schofield Auditorium at 4 p.m.
         At noon Tuesday, April 24, Terri Scott will present "Historical, Political and Economic Context of Indian Education" in Room 222 of Hibbard Hall.
         Also on Tuesday, Samantha House, Ho-Chunk Cultural Preservation department, will present a lecture titled "Issues Facing Cultural Preservation," which is part of the Ho-Chunk Cultural Project, at 2 p.m. in Room 222 of Hibbard Hall.
         There will be a presentation of pow wow etiquette by Marge Hebbring, American Indian program coordinator, and UW-Eau Claire students at 7 p.m. April 24 in Room 203 of Hibbard Hall.
         On Wednesday, April 25, Jim Shlender, executive director of Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission, will discuss the Sandy Lake tragedy of 1850 at noon in the Alumni Room of Davies Center.
         Also on Wednesday, Christensen will present "An Anishinaabe in Academia: A Personal Journey" at 7 p.m. in the Potawatomi Room of Davies Center.
         On Thursday, April 26, there will be a noon presentation, "Ever Changing Needs of Our Native Youth in the Social Work System," by Bernie Stevens in the Presidents Room of Davies Center. Stevens also will deliver this lecture at 5 p.m. in Room 224 of Hibbard Hall.
         "Clear Cut," a film featuring American Indian actor Graham Green, will be shown at 7 p.m. April 26 in Room 103 of Hibbard Hall.
         The Native American Student Association will have a frybread taco sale at noon Friday, April 27, on the Davies Center veranda.
         Also on Friday, students from Lac du Flambeau's Native Roots Group will perform skits about their lives at 2 p.m. in the Davies Theatre.
         The annual "Honoring Education Pow Wow" will be held Saturday, April 28, in Zorn Arena. Grand entries will take place at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. with a feast at 5 p.m. in Brewer Hall. Tickets are $3 at the door.
         For more information on the week's activities, call Marge Hebbring at (715) 836-3367.
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Updated: April 18, 2001