Tahlequah Daily Press

November 5, 2013

American Indian Heritage month events


TAHLEQUAH — The Cherokee Nation and Northeastern State University have several events planned in November to commemorate American Indian Heritage Month.

NSU’s Indigenous Scholar Development Center is hosting events each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday through Nov. 26.

Each Tuesday in November,a Cherokee Language Group will meet from noon to 1 p.m.

On Wednesday, Nov. 6, 13 and 20, a beadworking group will be available from from 1 to 3 p.m.

On Thursdays, a shawl-making group will meet from 2:30 to 5 p.m.

All ISDC events will be held on the second floor of the John Vaughan Library. For more information, call (918) 444-3042. The events are free to the public.

Phi Sigma Nu is hosting a film series, Monday through Friday, Nov. 4-8. Screenings are held each evening at 6 p.m. in the Webb Tower Room on the sixth floor.

Monday, Nov. 11, Alpha Pi Omega and Phi Sigma Nu will host “Honoring the Warriors,” a veterans program, at 6 p.m. in the University Center Ballroom.

Wednesday, Nov. 13, NSU’s Entrepreneurship Club and the ISDC will host visiting indigenous scholar Alma Pickle. The time and location is to be announced. For more information, call (918) 444-3042.

Thursday, Nov. 14, The Center for Tribal Studies, in conjunction with ISDC and NSU’s Native American Student Association will host author Joy Harjo, who will present excerpts from her new book, “Crazy Brave.” The event will be held at 7 p.m. in the University Center Ballroom. For more information, call (918) 444-4350.

Friday, Nov. 15, NSU’s American Indian Science and Engineering Society will host a fundraising Indian taco sale from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Cherokee Nation W.W. Keeler Tribal Complex west of Tahlequah.

On Thursday, Nov. 21, all NSU native organizations will host a flag football food drive fundraiser game pitting the university against Bacone College. The game takes plcae at 5:30 p.m. at NSU’s Doc Wadley Stadium.

On Monday, Nov. 25, AISES will host an alumni forum at 10 a.m., with the location to be announced. For more information, conact Deanna Grass at grassd@nsuok.edu.

Throughout November, the Cherokee Nation will provide free admission to its three museums: the Cherokee National Supreme Court Museum, the Cherokee National Prison Museum and the John Ross Museum.

On Friday, Nov. 15, Cherokee Nation Cultural Tourism is offering a free mocassin-making class from 9 a.m. to noon at the John Ross Museum. All materials will be provided to make traditional pucker-toe mocassins. The course will be taught by Mary Horsechief, with assistance from Tonia Weavel. Registration is limited to 25 people on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration requests must be sent to Cherokee.Tourism@cnent.com.

Other CN events honoring American Indian Heritage month include weekly cultural presentation in the CN Tribal Council Chambers at the W.W. Keeler Complex. Each presentation is held at 2 p.m., Tuesday.

On Tuesday, Nov. 12, Cherokee National Treasure Roger Cain will talk about the tribe’s river cane initiative.

On Nov. 19, Cherokee Nation Language Technology Specialist Roy Boney will present “Cherokee Language: From Talking Leaves to Pixels.”

On Nov. 26, David Fowler, site superintendent of the Fort Gibson Historic Site, Cabin Creek Battlefield and the George M. Murrell Home, will give a presentation about the Cherokee Nation and the Civil War.

For more information about Cherokee Nation presentations, contact Catherine Foreman-Gray at (918) 316-2432.