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2014 Spring Events

2014 Spring Calendar of Events Flyer


Thursday, January 16

NAECC Open House - CANCELLED
4:00 – 6:00 pm  |  NAECC

Hot chocolate social. Kick-off event for the spring semester to welcome new and returning Purdue students, faculty and staff. Tour the NAECC, meet with staff and learn about the educational resources available and Native American based student organizations.


Thursday, January 23 - CANCELLED
NAECC Movie Night: Older than America
6:00 – 7:30 pm  |  STEW 314

A suspenseful drama about a woman’s vision which relates to her mother’s boarding school experience. A film by Native American director/screen-writer/actress Georgina Lightning (Cree Nation) and produced by Tribal Alliance Production, a Native-owned production company. 2008. Rated UK15 (United Kingdom). Not recommended for anyone under age 15. Run time: 102 minutes.


Friday, January 24 
NAECC Souper Friday
12:00 – 1:00 pm  |  NAECC

Looking for a place to have lunch? Stop by the NAECC for hot soup, bread, and good company.


Thursday, January 30 
NAECC Craft Circle
3:00 – 5:00  |  NAECC

Start preparing for Valentine’s Day by making personalized greeting cards for the special people in your life. Bring your creative ideas and we will provide the supplies. Reservations are required, naecc@purdue.edu 


Wednesday, February 5 and Thursday, February 6 - CANCELLED
“Connecting Our Past to the Future”: Native American Winter Storytelling Series
1:00 – 3:00 pm  |  Corporate Study Room, Parrish Library, Krannert

Storytelling plays a vital role with maintaining the oral traditions of Native American tribes and for many, winter is the only time to recount the legends and stories. Come spend an afternoon with Native American educators, elders, and Purdue students as they share their stories from their tribes.


Thursday, February 13 
NAECC Movie Night: Before Tomorrow 
6:00 – 7:30 pm  |  STEW 314

A drama film focused on a small Inuit community in northern Quebec demonstrating the challenges women face in the Artic. This film is co-produced by Igloolik Isuma Productions and the first film written and directed by Arnait Video Production women’s collective, dedicated to filming Inuit women’s stories. Featuring Inuktitut language with English subtitles. 2010. Rated PG (Candian)-Mature theme, not recommended for young children. Run time: 93 minutes. 


Friday, February 14 
NAECC Souper Friday 
12:00 – 1:00 pm  |  NAECC

Looking for a place to have lunch? Stop by the NAECC for hot soup, bread, and good company. 


Thursday, February 20  
NAECC Craft Circle  
3:00 – 5:00 pm  |  NAECC

Take part in this interactive arts and craft session lead by a local Native American artist Linda Andrews. Linda will be teaching us how to make a leather turtle necklace. Join this circle of Purdue students, faculty and staff and Learn about different traditions behind the artwork. Reservations are required, naecc@purdue.edu 


Thursday, February 27
Book Launch Reception – ““A Lenape among the Quakers” by Dr. Dawn Marsh
4:00 - 6:00 pm  |  NAECC

The Native American Educational and Cultural Center is pleased to host a book launch reception for “A Lenape among the Quakers” (University of Nebraska Press) by Dr. Dawn Marsh, Assistant Professor of History in the Department of History with the College of Liberal Arts.

Event hosted by The Native American Educational and Cultural Center and the Native American Student Association.


Friday, February 28 
NAECC Souper Friday 
12:00 – 1:00 pm  |  NAECC

Looking for a place to have lunch? Stop by the NAECC for some hot soup, bread, and good company. 



Friday, February 28
“Connecting Our Past to the Future”: Native American Winter Storytelling
2:00 – 3:30 pm  |  Corporate Study Room, Parrish Library, Krannert

Storytelling plays a vital role with maintaining the oral traditions of Native American tribes and for many, winter is the only time to recount the legends and stories. Come spend an afternoon with Native American Storyteller Terry Gasdia (Hopi/Pima) as he shares stories from his tribe.


NAECC Spring Artist-in-Residence Program
Tuesday, March 4
Artist Reception and Gallery Show
4:00 – 6:00 pm  |  NAECC

Wednesday, March 5
Art Demonstration and Lecture Presentation
2:00 – 3:30   |  STEW 314

A two day residency program designed to expose the Purdue community to the diversity in Native American artwork.  


Thursday, March 13  
NAECC Movie Night: Barking Water
6:00 – 7:30 pm  |  STEW 314

An independent film about an Oklahoma Native who is gravely ill and on the road to reconnect and seeking forgiveness from his family. A film by Native American director Sterlin Harjo (Seminole/Muscogee Creek). 2009. Film not rated. Run time: 78 minutes. 


Friday, March 14 
NAECC Souper Friday 
Noon – 1:00 pm  |  NAECC

Looking for a place to have lunch? Stop by the NAECC for hot soup, bread, and good company. 


Thursday, March 27
NAECC Craft Circle
3:00 – 5:00 pm  |   NAECC

Take part in this interactive arts and craft session lead by a local Native American artist. Join this circle of Purdue students, faculty and staff and Learn about different traditions behind the artwork. Reservations are required, naecc@purdue.edu 


Friday, March 28
NAECC Souper Friday
Noon – 1:00 pm  |  NAECC

Looking for a place to have lunch? Stop by the NAECC for hot soup, bread, and good company. 


Thursday, April 3
NAECC Movie Night:  Up Heartbreak Hill
6:00 – 7:30 pm  |  STEW 314

A documentary film centered on the lives of three Navajo teenagers living in a New Mexico reservation community and the issues they face with deciding whether to stay in their homeland or pursue a college education off the reservation. 2011. Film not rated. Run time: 84 minutes.


Thursday, April 17 
NAECC Craft Circle
3:00 – 5:00 pm  |  NAECC

Take part in this interactive arts and craft session lead by a local Native American artist. Join this circle of Purdue students, faculty and staff and Learn about different traditions behind the artwork. Reservations are required, naecc@purdue.edu 


NAECC Movie Night:  Older Than America
Friday, April 18
6:00 - 7:30 pm  |  NAECC

A suspenseful drama about a woman’s vision which relates to her mother’s boarding school experience. A film by Native American director/screen-writer/actress Georgina Lightning (Cree Nation) and produced by Tribal Alliance Production, a Native-owned production company. 2008. Rated UK15 (United Kingdom). Not recommended for anyone under age 15. Run time: 102 minutes.