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WBAA Arts Spotlight: Native American Education And Cultural Center

John Clare

John Clare talks to Felica Ahasteen-Bryant, Director of the Native American Educational and Cultural Center at Purdue about Native American Heritage Month.  November marks a month-long celebration to recognize, honor and celebrate Indigenous Peoples. The NAECC "serves as the focal point for campus and community events and sponsors an array of cultural presentations featuring traditional and contemporary Native American scholars, art demonstrations, educational tours, workshops and documentaries."

Learn more here. See videos from the opening celebration November 1st with Dana Warrington on our facebook page.

Activities include:

Tuesday, November 13, 6:00 - 7:30 pm, Third Street Suites Conference Room

A new four-part series from Providence Pictures premieres on PBS. Weaving history and science with living Indigenous traditions, the series brings to life a land of massive cities connected by social networks spanning two continents, with unique and sophisticated systems of science, art, and writing. Made with the active participation of Native American communities and filmed in some of the most spectacular locations in the hemisphere, NATIVE AMERICA illuminates the splendor of a past whose story has for too long remained untold. 

Lunch and Learn:  Tol Foster (Mvskoke Creek)
Thursday, November 8, Noon - 1:00 pm, NAECC
“Tribal Futures - Nightmare or Rebirth?: The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma Imagines 2028” 
Sponsored by NAECC and Civic Engagement and Leadership Development

NAECC Craft Circle with Linda Andrews (Miami/Cherokee decent)
Thursday, November 15, 3:00 - 5:00 pm
Reservations required at Eventbrite.

NAECC Indigenous Alumni Speakers Series presents RaeLynn Butler
Thursday, November 27, 3:00 - 4:30 pm, NAECC
Sponsored by NAECC, in collaboration with SIGP Program.

MESA 15th Annual Multicultural Gathering, “Mother Earth & Father Sky: Environmental Justice, Food Security and Sexual Violence Prevention”
Wednesday, November 28, Hendricks County Fairgrounds, Danville, IN
Sponsored in collaboration with MESA

Purdue University’s Visiting Writers Reading Series presents Natalie Diaz (Mojave/Gila River)
Thursday, November 29,  7:30 pm,  Krannert Auditorium
Co-sponsor with Creative Writing Department, College of Liberal Arts

3rd Annual Native American Winter Art Market
Saturday, December 1,  Noon - 4:00 pm, NAECC