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
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
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.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: April 18, 2001