Upcoming NAECC Events

NAECC Week of Welcome and Fall Open House
Fall kick-off event to welcome new and returning Purdue students, faculty, and staff. Join us as we partner with student organizations to learn about resources and opportunities available to the campus community.

Tuesday, September 4, 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Native American Student Association (NASA) Frybread Social

Wednesday, September 5, 4:00 – 6:00 pm
American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) and Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) Ice Cream Social

Thursday, September 6, 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Purdue Polynesian Club Shave Ice Social

NAECC Visiting Artist: Beaded Cabochon Pendant Workshop with Katrina Mitten
Tuesday, September 18, 3:00 - 5:00 pm
Meet artist Katrina Mitten and learn about Miami culture while making a beaded Cabochon Pendant. All supplies and instruction will be provided. No previous experience necessary. Katrina Mitten (Miami Tribe of Oklahoma) was inspired at an early age to pursue an art traditional to the great lakes people, and she began learning the art of embroidery style native beadwork. Katrina has learned the art through study of family heirlooms, museum collections and practice. The imagery she creates is inspired by the world around her - texture, form and color. Many of the forms depicted in her beadwork are representative of her people. This even is currently full. Please contact us at naecc@purdue.edu to be placed on a waiting list. Advance registration is required. Mitten is the featured artist for the fall 2018 Eiteljorg Museum’s Artist-in-Residence program. 

Native Voices: Native People's Concepts of Health and Illness - Traveling Exhibit
September 14 - October 25

Heart Berries: A Reading from the Author
Thursday, September 20, 7:00 pm, HSSE 142
Terese Marie Mailhot, Institute of American Indian Arts and Tecumseh Postdoctoral Fellow, Purdue University

Subsistence and Health in Alaska Native Communities 
Thursday, September 27, 7:00 pm, Hicks Undergraduate Library G980D
Dr. H. Kory Cooper, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Materials Engineering, Purdue University

Painting with Daniel Bird
Tuesday, October 2, 6:00 pm, HSSE 142

Indigenous Food Sovereignty and a Holistic Approach to Health and Well-Being
Dr. Nancy Peterson, Professor of English, Purdue University
Thursday, October 11, 7:00 pm, Hicks Undergraduate Library G980D

Don't Get Sick After June: American Indian Health Center
Documentary with Presentation by Aneva Hagberg
Health Operations Director - Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians
Tuesday, October 16, 6:00 pm, Hicks Undergraduate Library G980D

NAECC Visiting Artist: Painting Workshop featuring DG House
Thursday, October 18, 3:00 - 5:00 pm
Love DG House’s iconic colorful wildlife paintings? Join her for this one-of-a-kind workshop and create your own wildlife painting – choose a bear, fox or a wolf. DG will provide instruction and lots of inspiration. All supplies will be provided. No previous experience necessary. DG House (Cherokee Nation of Northeastern Alabama) is a contemporary painter and focuses on Native people and wildlife of the Rocky Mountain west. This event is currently full. Please contact us to be placed on a waiting list naecc@purdue.eduAdvance registration is required. House is the featured artist for the fall 2018 Eiteljorg Museum’s Artist-in-Residence program. 


NAECC Film Screening, "NATIVE AMERICA"

Tuesday, October 23, 6:00 - 7:30 pm, NAECC - Episode 1 "From Caves to Cosmos"
Tuesday, October 30, 6:00 - 7:30 pm, PFEN 241 - Episode 2 "Nature to Nations"

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.

Episode 1 “From Caves to Cosmos”: Combine ancient wisdom and modern science to answer a 15,000-year-old question: who were America’s First People? The answer hides in Amazonian cave paintings, Mexican burial chambers, New Mexico’s Chaco Canyon and waves off California’s coast. Co-sponsored with CILMAR.
Episode 2 “Nature to Nations”: Explore the rise of great American nations, from monarchies to democracies. Investigate lost cities in Mexico, a temple in Peru, a potlatch ceremony in the Pacific Northwest and a tapestry of shell beads in upstate New York whose story inspired our own democracy. Co-sponsored with Office of Multicultural Program, College of Ag and Diversity Action Committee in Agriculture (DATA).


Native American Heritage Month Opening Celebration

Thursday, November 1, 4:00 - 5:30 pm, Location TBD
Join us as we launch Native American Heritage Month events with the dance performance by Dana Warrington. An award-winning artist and champion traditional dancer, he will share stories and history from both his Menominee Tribe in Wisconsin and Prairie Band of Potawatomi of Kansas. Warrington is the featured artist for the fall 2018 Eiteljorg Museum’s Artist-in-Residence program. Sponsored by NAECC in collaboration with the Eiteljorg Museum.


Native American Indian Days at the State Capito
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Friday, November 2, 9:30 am - 2:00 pm, Indiana State Capitol, Indianapolis


NAECC Film Screening, "NATIVE AMERICA"
Tuesday, November 6, 6:00 - 7:30 pm, PRCE 277 - Episode 3 “Cities of the Sky” 
Tuesday, November 13, 6:00 - 7:30 pm, NAECC - Episode 4 “New World Rising”

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. 

Episode 3 “Cities of the Sky”: Discover the cosmological secrets behind America’s ancient cities. Scientists explore some of the world’s largest pyramids and 3D-scan a lost city of monumental mounds on the Mississippi River, native elders reveal ancient powers of the sky. Co-sponsored with Polytechnic Institute Office of Recruitment, Retention, and Diversity and Science Diversity Office.
Episode 4 “New World Rising”: Discover how resistance, survival and revival are revealed through an empire of horse-mounted Comanche warriors, secret messages encoded in an Aztec manuscript and a grass bridge in the Andes that span mountains and centuries. 


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
Thursday, November 15, 3:00 - 5:00 pm
Take part in this interactive arts and craft session. Learn about gourds and how they are used in everyday life and in art with local Native artist Linda Andrews. Bring your creative energy for this stress reduction event and create two projects. Reservations required at Eventbrite.


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
One-day training focused on developing strategies for sexual violence prevention in underserved and underrepresented communities.  Sponsored in collaboration with MESA

Purdue University’s Visiting Writers Reading Series presents Poet 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
Join us for an afternoon with Native American students and local artists who will showcase their jewelry and artwork.  

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