Spring 2021 Events


NAECC Throwback Thursday Chats

Thursday, February 4 | 3:00 – 3:30 pm EST | Virtual 

Purdue NAECC’s special version of Throwback Thursdays! Join us for these informal visits with Purdue alumni, relive their days as students, and see how they continue to show their Boilermaker pride! This week will feature Nicole A. Benally (Navajo), MS’18 Agronomy in the College of Agriculture.


SIGP Webinar Series: Highlighting Indigenous Researchers

Tuesday, February 9 | 7:00 - 8:00 pm EST | Virtual 

Join us for this virtual webinar featuring innovative research taking place across the U.S. by Sloan Indigenous Graduate Partnership (SIGP) program scholars and alumni. The SIGP program goal is to strength and expand university initiatives to recruit, train, and graduate American Indian and Alaska Native students in STEM graduate programs. Presenters: Nicole A. Benally, Ph.D. student at University of Montana and Makani Fishers, M.S. student at Purdue University. Sponsored by: Purdue Sloan Indigenous Graduate Partnership (SIGP) Program

 

NAECC Spring Lunch Speaker Series: “Indigenous Connections to Indiana” featuring Diane Hunter (Miami Tribe)

Tuesday, February 16  |  12:00 - 1:00 pm EST  |  Virtual 

Before Indiana became a state and before Purdue was established, this land was home to Indigenous People, the original land caretakers. Bring your lunch and join us virtually as we learn about the continuous connection of tribal nations to the land and feature tribal representatives from the Bodéwadmik (Potawatomi), Myaamia (Miami), Lenape (Delaware), and Shawnee People. This presentation will feature Tribal Historic Preservation Officer Diane Hunter from the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma.

 

Environmental Justice Film Series

Thursday, February 18  |  6:00 pm EST  |  Virtual

Return to the Andes, Post Screening Discussion with Director Mitch Teplitski and Protagonist Nelida Silva. Co-Sponsored with the Center for the Environment, Native American Educational and Cultural Center, The Department of Spanish and Portuguese/School of Languages and Cultures, Department of Anthropology, The Arequipa Nexus Institute JEDI Postdoctoral Working Group, & The Division of Student Life.

 

NAECC Craft Circle: Painting with Janelle Cronin

Tuesday, February 23  |  6:30 - 7:30 pm EST  |  Virtual

Take part in this interactive crafting session as we focus on reducing stress, channeling our creative side, and learning about Native People. Purdue alumnae and artist Janelle Cronin (Navajo) will lead the painting presentation and share her unique perspective of demonstrating social justice and advocacy work through art. Pre-registration is required and supplies will be provided by the NAECC. Pick up date and instructions will be included in confirmation email. Register at http://bit.ly/3cyV2ap

 

NAECC Throwback Thursday Chats

Thursday, March 4  |  3:00 - 3:30 pm EST  |  Virtual

Purdue NAECC’s special version of Throwback Thursdays! Join us for these informal visits with Purdue alumni, relive their days as students, and see how they continue to show their Boilermaker pride! This week will feature Janelle Cronin (Navajo), MS’18 in ESE & Education.

 

Environmental Justice Film Series

Thursday, March 25  |  6:00 pm EDT  |  Virtual

Sembradoras De Vida (Mothers of the Land), Post Screening Discussion with Director Diego Sarmiento. Co-Sponsored with the Center for the Environment, Native American Educational and Cultural Center, The Department of Spanish and Portuguese/School of Languages and Cultures, Department of Anthropology, The Arequipa Nexus Institute JEDI Postdoctoral Working Group, & The Division of Student Life.  Register at https://tinyurl.com/y3qwyukk

 

 

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