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ndn country and indigenous issues: why they matter to you

NDN Country and Indigenous Issues Today: Why They Matter to YouSocial Justice Week
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 5:00pm
ASC 301
Setup: 4:30pm
Start time: 5:00pm

 
This event aims to bring together and bring awareness to issues facing NDN and indigenous peoples today, in the US and globally. Modeling after a mini Powwow, there will be speaking, singing, dancing, drumming and informational exhibition booths. Topics include #NoDAPL (No Dakota Access Pipeline), cultural appropriation, native language preservation, Two-Spirit traditions and Indigenous earth mysticism. Please join us on November 15, from 5:00-7:30pm, on the campus of Southern Connecticut State University in the Adanti Student Center room 301 for an evening of learning and celebration for social justice. Don’t miss the opportunity to hear from NDN and indigenous presenters and their allies from Connecticut.

“Booths”/Tables:
*Cultural Appropriation - Haylee Kushi
*Tobacco Policy - Connor Smith
*Books on NDN Country and Indigenous Cultures 
*Arts/Crafts & Demo - Katie (Nova) Mcleary 
*Language - Bobby Wildheart
*Food 
*No Dakota Access Pipeline and Environment - Chase Warren
*Two-Spirit - Misty Ginicola
*Mental Health - Misty Ginicola
*Indigenous Earth Mysticism

Speakers:
*Haylee Kushi
*Kelly Feyard

Timeline of event:
*5:00 Booths open, people peruse the tables, get food, talk and learn
*5:30-5:45 Prayer and opening remarks
*5:45-6:05 & 6:05-6:25 The speakers talk 15-20 minutes per speaker 
*6:45-7:15 Dance and singing demos in the hallway
*7:20-7:30 Closing remarks