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  |   NAECC YouTube at Noon

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.

 

Women’s History Month: WITHOUT A WHISPER – KONNON:KWE Documentary Screening

Wednesday, March 10  |  12 Noon - 1:00 pm ET  |  Zoom Meeting ID: 997 8244 0084; Passcode 108575

“WITHOUT A WHISPER – KONNON:KWE is the untold story of the profound influence of Indigenous women on the beginning of the women’s rights movement in the United States” – Women Make Movies. Run time: 30 minutes, Not Rated.

 

NAECC Self Care Session: Community and Connection with Constant Motion Yoga

Tuesday, March 16  |  6:00 - 7:00 pm ET  |  Zoom Meeting ID: 982 9539 8554; Passcode: 246761

Join Pearl Walker-Swaney (Lakota/Dakota/Anishinaabe) of Constant Motion Yoga for a dynamic, 60 minute hot vinyasa flow. Designed with beginner and seasoned yogis in mind, find yourself honoring your body, connecting to your breath, and looking within. Flow to vocals and stories that remind us that we are connected to our ancestors, each other, and to the future. Grab a yoga mat, towel, water, and maybe a yoga block or prop, and let’s flow for unity in community.

Walker-Swaney is a member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and affiliated with White Earth Nation. Pearl is a certified 200HR yoga teacher and shares the practice of yoga through her business, Constant Motion LLC. Her focus is offering meditation and vinyasa flows for Indigenous caregivers, parents, families, and educators to find their sacred breath and invite Indigenous self-care and love back into their life.

 

NAECC Throwback Thursday Chats featuring Jon Micon

Thursday, March 18  |  2:00 - 2:30 pm ET  |  Facebook Live

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 Jon Micon, BA’16 in History and Anthropology in the College of Liberal Arts and current Ph.D. student in Anthropological Archaeology at the University of Georgia.

 

NAECC Spring Lunch Speaker Series: “Indigenous Connections to Indiana” featuring Marcus Winchester (Pokagon Potawatomi)

Tuesday, March 23  |  12 Noon - 1:00 pm  |  Virtual - View on YouTube
Zoom Meeting ID: 948 4882 1190
Passcode: 251376

Before Indiana became a state and before Purdue was establish, 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 Marcus Winchester (Pokagon Potawatomi), Director of the Language and Culture Program with the Pokagon Potawatomi tribe.

Sponsored by: NAECC and Native American and Indigenous Studies Program 

 

Environmental Justice Film Series

Thursday, March 25  |  6:00 pm EDT  |  Virtual - Register at https://tinyurl.com/y3qwyukk

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.

 

Next Steps: Environmental Justice, Climate Change & Racial Justice

March 25 - 26  |  Register at http://tinyurl.com/2JR3VPOK

Join us for a virtual two-day symposium to learn about the intersections among racial justice, law, climate change, environmental policy and the arts.

This Purdue Center for the Environment event is being co-organized and supported by Purdue's Climate Change Research Center, the Native American Educational and Cultural Center, Purdue's Honors College, the School of Interdisciplinary Studies within the College of Liberal Arts, the Asian American and Asian Resource and Cultural Center, the Patti & Rusty Rueff School of Design, Art, and Performance and Purdue's Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership.

 

Native American Art Workshop: Beading Medallion with Michelle Reed

Two Sessions, Thursday, April 1 and Thursday, April 15  |  6:00 - 8:00 pm ET  |  Register at http://bit.ly/3kLjd7K

Interactive virtual workshop focused on making a beading medallion with Michelle Reed (Lac du Flambeau band of Ojibwe). Participants MUST attend both sessions. The second session will be a continuation from the first session.

Reed is co-founder of Woodland Sky Native American Dance Company. She is highly sought after Native American artist, specializing in theatrical dance presentations within the U.S. and Europe. She is a world renowned bead worker and outfit maker. Her beadwork and sewing have been featured on numerous champion dancers and embody both traditional and cutting edge contemporary designs.

 

NAECC Spring Lunch Speaker Series: “Indigenous Connections to Indiana” featuring Chief Ben Barnes (Shawnee Nation)

Wednesday, April 7  |  Noon - 1:00 pm EDT  |  Virtual - View on YouTube
Zoom Meeting ID: 922 2510 2245
Passcode: 154145

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 Chief Ben Barnes with the Shawnee Nation of Oklahoma. Sponsored by: NAECC and Native American and Indigenous Studies Program

 

NAECC Self Care Session: Community and Connection with Constant Motion Yoga

Thursday, April 8  |  12:00 pm EDT  |  Virtual
Zoom Meeting ID: 984 7387 1369
Passcode: 173372 

Slowing down and giving attention to our emotions, thoughts, and feelings is essential to self-care. When we practice self-care, we can continue putting our heart and energy into the things that matter most to us. From Constant Motion Yoga’s signature slow flow vinyasa class, The Feels, feel grounded in this 60 minute slow vinyasa flow. Variations and asana (poses) are gentle and designed for beginner to seasoned yogis. We’ll flow to RnB, throwbacks, and soothing vocals. You may want to bring a couple pillows, blankets, or yoga blocks, water, and a journal with you. Find your sacred breath, be okay with all the feelings, and let's practice self-care together.

Pearl Walker-Swaney is a member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and affiliated with White Earth Nation. Pearl is a certified 200HR yoga teacher and shares the practice of yoga through her business, Constant Motion LLC. Her focus is offering meditation and vinyasa flows for Indigenous caregivers, parents, families, and educators to find their sacred breath and invite Indigenous self-care and love back into their life. 

 

 

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