University of Lethbridge hosts Native Awareness Week, Mar. 3-7

Fri, 02/28/2014

The University of Lethbridge and the Native American Students Association will present
the annual Native Awareness Week celebration
from Mar. 3
-­‐
7.
A number of activities are planned for the weeklong event,
beginning with Monday’s
Opening Ceremony
and
Pow Wow
(11 a.m., University Hall Atrium)
to a dramatic
production, fry bread and berry soup tastings, an entrepreneur
ship seminar, a drum
contest, talent show and much more.
A special SACPA on Campus session takes place Thursday, Mar. 6 from 4 to 6 p.m. in
PE275 featuring Paul Chartrand as he discusses The Pros and the Cons of Abolishing the
Indian Act, while First Nations professional arti
st Alex Janvier
has two speaking
engagements
on Wednesday, Ma
r. 5 (12 p.m. in W570 and
6 p.m. in PE264
)
.
All events are free of charge and open to the public.
Media is invited to attend any of these Native Awareness Week activities, many of
which will offer outstanding visuals for print and television use.
Following is an itinerary of events.
Monday, March 3
Atrium
11 a.m.
-­‐
Opening Ceremonies ~ Francis First Charger
Mini Contest POW WOW ~ Cash Prizes! Travis Plaited Hair MC
Naming Ceremony ~ Francis First Charger
University Theatre
7 p.m.
-­‐
The Ugli
est Girl Meets Elvis: A
Residential School Play
~
Ramona
Big Head & Carl
Brave Rock
-­‐-­‐
Tuesday, Mar. 4
Atrium
11 a.m.
-­‐
Fry Bread and Berry Soup ~ First Nation
s
Transition Program
11:30 a.m.
-­‐
Medicine Bag Making ~ Health Sciences
-­‐-­‐
Wednesday, Mar.
5
NAS Dept.
11 a.m.
-­‐
The Ten Grandmothers Project
~ Dr. Linda Many Guns NAS
W570
12 p.m.
-­‐
Alex Janvier ~ Art Now
Markin Hall Atrium
1 p.m.
-­‐
Entrepreneurship Market & Roundtable ~ Management
PE264
6 p.m.
-­‐
Alex Janvier ~ Jamie Warn NAS
-­‐-­‐
Thu
rsday, Mar. 6
Andy’s Place
11 a.m.
-­‐
Blackfoot Elders Speak ~ Red Crow Imminent Scholars
SU Ballrooms
5 p.m.
-­‐
Hypnotist Kiitokii ~ Native American Student
s
Association
NASA Presents OUR DAY Talent Show ~ NASA
Drum Contest ~ NASA
-­‐-­‐
Friday, Mar. 7
Atrium
11 a.m.
-­‐
New Blackfoot Digital Library Website Unveiling ~ Library
-­‐-­‐
30
-­‐-­‐
Contact:
Trevor Kenney, News & Information Manager
403
-­‐
329
-­‐
2710
403
-­‐
360
-­‐
7639 (cell)
trevor.kenney@uleth.ca
Elizabeth
Ferguson, Native Student Advising
403
-­‐
317
-­‐
2812
elizabeth.ferguson@uleth.ca