Upcoming NAECC Events

Spring 2019 

Reception to Welcome Bepkadjoiti Kayapó and Simone Giovine - Kayapó Béture Filmmakers
Mon, Feburary 11  |  4:00 - 6:00 pm  |  NAECC
Come meet the filmmakers and learn about their work with the Béture Collective, a group of Indigenous Kayapó-Mebengokre Filmmakers that work with the non-governmental organization the Protected Forest Association.  

Béture Collective: Filmmaking in the Amazon with Bepkadjoiti Kayapo and Simone Giovine
Tues, February 12  |  1:30 - 3:00 pm  |  STONE 154
Simone Giovine (Filmmaker and co-founder of the Kayapó Beture Filmmaking Collective) and Bepkadjoiti Kayapó (filmmaker part of Kokojagoti Collective and Beture Collective) will talk about the work of the Béture Collective - a group of indigenous Kayapó-Mẽbêngôkre Filmmakers that work with the nongovernmental organization the Protected Forest Association. The nucleus of the Béture Collective, made up of 15 filmmakers from different villages, is a movement that is steadily growing with more and more young people from different communities involved. This intimate, roundtable discussion will provide students and faculty with a chance to speak with Indigenous filmmakers about their work.  

NAECC Movie Night: “Heenetiineyoo3eihiiho' = Language Healers”
Wed, February 27  |  6:00 - 7:30 pm  |  NAECC
To celebrate 2019 international year of Indigenous Languages, join us in this film screening. “A documentary that tells the story of Native Americans who are striving to revitalize their languages. From Alaska to Oklahoma and Wisconsin to Montana, we witness stories about their importance of saving Native American languages and meet some of the people who are working hard to heal these national treasures.”

NAECC "Souper" Tuesday
Tues, March 19  |  Noon - 1:00 pm  |  NAECC
Join us for a warm bowl of soup and great company.

NAECC "Souper" Tuesday
Tues, March 26  |  Noon - 1:00 pm  |  
Join us for a warm bowl of soup and great company.

NAECC and Honors College Visiting Scholars Program featuring Ishmael Hope
Sunday, March 31 through Saturday, April 6

Welcome Reception Honoring Ishmael Hope
Mon, April 1  |  4:00 - 6:00 pm  |  NAECC
Join us in welcoming Visiting Scholar, Ishmael Hope, to campus as part of a one-week residency program. Hope is a gifted Alaska Native storyteller, educator, and writer and he incorporates his Inupiaq and Tlingit heritages into his stories. Meet and mingle with Hope and enjoy light refreshments with us. This program is a collaboration with the Honors College. Sponsored by: NAECC, held in collaboration with Honors College.

NAECC "Souper" Tuesday with Ishmael Hope
Tues, April 2  |  Noon - 1:00 pm  |  NAECC
Join us for a warm bowl of soup and visit with Ishmael.

Alaska Native Storytelling with Ishmael Hope
Tues, April 2  |  6:00 - 7:30 pm  |  Honors Hall
Alaska Native Storyteller and Poet Ishmael Hope will share traditional stories from his Tlingit and Inupiaq heritage focused on respect for Mother Earth and Elders and he will share some of his poetry from his recent books and developing work. This interactive presentation will provide the opportunity for students to gain deeper insight into Indigenous traditions and connection to communities. Sponsored by: NAECC, held in collaboration with Honors College.

Lunch and Learn Presentation - Native Stories and Teaching: Indigenous Ethics as First Philosophies
Wed, April 3  |  Noon - 1:00 pm  |  NAECC
Native Elders are essential to the survival of tribal nations. Their wisdom and lived experiences demonstrate the wealth of information they hold and the respect they have earned from their communities. Alaska Storyteller and Poet Ishmael Hope will present how the Elders frame their stories into teaching and learning opportunities. This program is a collaboration with the Civic Engagement and Leadership Development. Sponsored by: NAECC, held in collaboration with Civic Engagement and Leadership Development

Panel Presentation: Dialogue on Indigenous Decolonial Philosophies
Thurs, April 4  |  2:00 - 3:30 pm  |  LWSN B155
Connecting Indigenous storytelling and ceremonies with jurisdiction of land, air, and water and decolonial critical theory. Panel presentation will feature Ishmael Hope (Tlingit/Inupiaq), Storyteller and Poet; Dr. Sol Neely (Cherokee), Critical Theorist and Purdue Alumnus; Dr. Sandor Goodhart, Professor of English. Sponsored by NAECC, School of Interdisciplinary Studies, Department of Religious Studies.

Tommy Orange
Sycamore Review Q&A | Thursday, April 4 | 4:30 pm | WTHR 320
Fiction Reading | Thursday, April 4 | 7:30 pm | PHYS 112
Tommy Orange, New York Times bestselling author, was born and raised in Oakland, California. He is an enrolled member of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma. His first novel, There There, published by Alfred A. Knopf in June 2018, was a New York Times Bestseller. This free and public event is sponsored by the Purdue English Department, College of Liberal Arts, and NAECC.

Unsettling Translations: Postsecular and Decolonial Contributions Toward an Indigenous Phenomenology
Thursday, April 4 | 7:30 - 9:30 pm | Beering Hall 2280
Purdue Religious Studies Program Spring 2019 Lecture Series: Prof Sol Neely.
What would it take to build a phenomenology of indigenous peoples? How do we (or should we) translate the experiences of descendants of victims and perpetrators of colonialism? To what extent should we abandon a traditional methodology based upon European understandings of consciousness and of intention in order to do so? Mindful of the pervasive and persistent sorrows of “settler coloniality,” Professor Neely would work towards “unsettling” more traditional understandings of translation in philosophic and religious studies in order to make more legible the values and contributions of indigenous peoples. Sol Neely is an Associate Professor of English and Philosophy at the University of Alaska Southeast, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, and founder of Juneau’s “Flying University.” Ishamel Hope, visiting scholar and writer at the Native American Educational and Cultural Center at Purdue and will ask the first question. Sponsored by School of Interdisciplinary Studies and NAECC.

Strategies to Attract and Support URM Graduate Students
Friday, April 5  |  9:00 am - 4:30 pm  |  MJIS 1001
Effective recruitment and mentoring strategies for underrepresented minority (URM) graduate students are crucial for student success and for creating a more diverse and inclusive university. Workshop participants will learn about effective strategies from national experts and about resources available to graduate students and mentors at Purdue.

Soap Making Demonstration
Wed, April 17  |  3:00 - 5:00 pm  |  NAECC
Spend the afternoon with us as we explore the art of soap making. Demonstration featuring local Native business owner Sharon Patterson from Azure’s Secret Handmade Soap. Sharon will show us how to make hot processed and cold processed soap.

Indigenous ArtsFest 2019
Sat, April 20  |  4:00 pm - 8:30 pm  |  Slayter Center
This ArtsFest is a diverse and inclusive event designed to highlight interactions between contemporary Indigenous communities and American culture. Invited performers include Lyla June, Def-I, ArtSon, Cap'n Dangerous, Iceis Rain, and Geraldine Carriere.  Sponsored by Purdue AISES, NAECC, LGBTQ Center, and SFAB.

Finals Countdown - Destress at NAECC During Dead Week

  • Pancake Dinner
    Mon, April 22  |  5:00 - 7:00 pm  |  NAECC
    Join us for tasty pancakes (and more) made by our world class flippers, aka Purdue faculty.  All students welcome!
  • Therapy Dogs - Balto and Fiona
    Tues, April 23  |  2:00 - 3:00 pm  |  NAECC
  • DIY Lotions & Potions! Oh My!
    Wed, April 24  |  11:00 am - 4:00 pm  |  NAECC

    Make and take relaxing products
  • Native American Beading with Hans Ahasteen
    Thurs, April 25  |  1:00 - 4:00 pm  |  NAECC
    Spend the afternoon learning basic free-hand and embroidery beadwork with local Dine’ beader and owner of MoNavajo Designs, Hans Ahasteen.
  • Sweet Aloha Friday
    Friday, April 26  |  2:00 - 4:00 pm  NAECC
    Candy leis and cookie decorating

NAECC 2019 Spring Graduation Celebration
Friday, May 10  |  6:00 - 7:30 pm  |  NAECC
Please join us as we celebrate our graduates.  RSVP at naecc@purdue.edu

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