Celebrate Native American Heritage Month in November 

Marquette invites all students, faculty and staff to participate in programs to celebrate Native American Heritage Month in November. 

Following are the scheduled events as of Oct. 31. 

  • Soup with Substance with Dr. Samantha Majhor, assistant professor of English 
    • Wednesday, Nov. 1 | Noon in AMU 227 
    • Representation of Native American Cultures in the Digital Space: Looking at examples from Marquette University’s Indigeneity Lab projects and her participation in building an Očeti Šakowin story map, Dr. Majhor will talk about the advantages and challenges of representing Native American cultures, histories and present concerns in the digital space. The talk will touch on issues of digital sovereignty, building across audiences, and ethical archival work. 
  • Beading Circle:  Wednesdays in November 
    • November 1, 8, 15 and 29 | 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in various locations 
    • All skill levels are welcome to join this intimate community beading circle during Native American Heritage Month led by Oneida Nation beader, Sara Deida of Deida Designs. No prior experience is necessary. Sara will provide group and individualized instruction. Templates and supplies will be provided (at no cost) to complete a beading project over four sessions. Register online.
    • Space is very limited for this series. Registration includes your spot for all four Wednesdays.  Refreshments will be offered. 
    • Sponsored by the Native American Student Association, the Center for Engagement and Inclusion and the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion.
  • Native American Heritage Dinner 
    • Sunday, Nov. 12 | The Ivy House (906 S. Barclay St.) 
    • Marquette Law School’s Lubar Center for Public Policy Research and Civic Education will host a Native American Heritage Dinner in partnership with Wild Bearies, a community nonprofit that strives to bring ancestral foods to communities in a nurturing and nourishing way. 
    • Register online
  • “Ghosts”:  Short Film Screening and Panel 
    • Tuesday, Nov. 21 | 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Maamawi Abiwin Room (AMU 157) 
    • Based on a true story, the film dramatizes the escape of three Kiowa boys from a government-run Indian boarding school to attend a ghost dance ceremony held by their people at a distant encampment.  Ghosts is described as “an oral history of tribal alliance, resistance, and survival from the degradation of forced assimilation.” 
    • Join the Kiowa filmmaker, Jeffrey Palmer, associate professor in the Department of Performing and Media Arts at Cornell University (who will be appearing virtually), and one of the young actors, Kayden Earwood (Dine/Prairie Band Potawatomi/Kiikaapoi), in a Q&A facilitated by Dr. Samantha Majhor, assistant professor of English at Marquette. 
  • Native Knowledge 360° and Teaching for Change Virtual Teach-In 
    • Saturday, Nov. 4 | 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the 707 Hub 
    • The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian and Teaching for Change are partnering to inspire conversation and ideas through virtual keynotes and workshops that will challenge what you think you know about Native Americans. Join this collective watch party of a transformational online program.  Lunch will be offered. 
    • Special in-person guest: Rebecca Comfort (Keweenaw Bay Indian Community band of Lake Superior Ojibwe) will demonstrate her art and share what inspired her to start Good Seeds – her Anishinaabekwe (woman) owned business. 
    • Register online
    • Sponsored by the Center for Peacemaking and the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion.