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Monday, April 13, 2015

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

“Walking in Two Worlds" Art Workshop

Location: Community Center, 58620 Sink Road Box 180 Dowagiac, Michigan 49047 (800) 517-0777


Southwestern Michigan College is hosting a presentation and art workshop unlike you've ever experienced! Artist Louie Gong’s will convey the importance of expressing one’s identity, then you can put that into practice by using “MockUps” to custom design your very own pair of Vans shoes! These Mockups are an art project and not actual footwear.…

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Thursday, April 16, 2015

"Whatu: An Insight into the Māori World" by Derek Lardelli


Location: Crossroads Gallery


From April 16 to June 9, 2015, the Crossroads Gallery for Contemporary Art will be displaying Derek Lardelli's "Whatu: An insight into the Māori World." Lardelli is Māori artist from New Zealand whose works include the graphics used for corporate Air New Zealand's rebranding, the composition of the All Blacks rugby team haka, Ta moko (traditional Māori tattooing), sculpture, and more.

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Friday, April 17, 2015

Saturday, April 18, 2015

2015 Academic Conference The Removal: Loss of Homelands and Consequences

Location: John Jay Center for Learning, Room 106 101 South Meridian Street, Portland, Indiana

National Center for Great Lakes Native American Culture (NCGLNAC)
In the NCGLNAC 10th annual Academic Conference, four outstanding educators and tribal representatives have been invited to present the heart-breaking story of the removal of tribes from their homelands to west of the Mississippi. Each hour-long presentation is in Room 106.…

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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Teresa Webb Native American Culture through Storytelling


Location: Notre Dame Center for Arts and Culture


April 23-24, 2015
Campus and community members will have an opportunity to meet Teresa Webb (Anishinaabe) and hear about Native American cultures through stories and songs, accompanied by flute, drum and rattle.   A third generation Anishinaabe Ottawa Potawatomi storyteller, Teresa uses music and stories in her work as a Cultural Awareness Educator at the Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis.   During her visit Teresa will:…

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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Sherman Alexie Visits SMC

Location: Southwestern Michigan Campus


Sherman Joseph Alexie, Jr. is a poet, writer, and filmmaker. Much of his writing draws on his experiences as a Native American with ancestry of several tribes, growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. His book, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian is a first-person narrative by Native American teenager Arnold Spirit Jr., also known as "Junior", a 14-year-old budding cartoonist. The book is a bildungsroman, detailing Arnold's life on the Spokane Indian Reservation and his decision, upon encouragement from a reservation high school teacher, to go to an all-white public high school in the off-reservation town of Reardon, Washington. …

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