Native Heritage Month

Flyer Campaign

10.28.2012 – 11.03.2012

AISU will be running a project to promote Native Heritage month beginning in the end of October/beginning of November. Join us as we promote educational facts and figures on current Native Americans through means of flyers, chalking, Facebook/Twitter, and word of mouth.

Telling a Story in Five Past Tenses:  Time and Tense in a Native American Language

11.02.2012, 1pm, Minor 125, Reception to follow. Professor Jack Martin, College of William & Mary

This paper describes an unusually rich tense system in the Creek (Muskogee) language of Oklahoma,  in which five different verb patterns indicate different degrees of remoteness in the past (Past 1 for today/last night, Past 2 for yesterday, etc.). As the situations depicted become clearer and more immediate Creek storytellers allow tenses to creep forward, creating  greater immediacy and foregrounding in the narrative.

Vigils: Afterimages of Violence Against Native Women

11.05.2012, 7:00-8:00pm, TBA, Speaker Claire Raymond

Departments of Sociology and Art History present the author of books The Posthumous Voice in Women’s Writing and Francesca Woodman and the Kantian Sublime

AISU at Kluge-Ruhe

11.08.2012, 5:30pm – 7:00pm, UVA Chapel

Join AISU as we travel over to the Kluge-Ruhe Australian Aboriginal Art Museum for a night full of artwork, community, and free appetizers and drinks.

Film Screening: The Only Good Indian

11.14.2012, 7:00pm, Newcomb Theater

Director Kevin Willmott’s independent film, The Only Good Indian placed as an Official Selection for the Sundance Film Festival in 2009. The film is set in the early 1990s, in which a teenaged Native American boy is forced to attend an Indian “training” school to assimilate into White society.

Anti-Thanksgiving Thanksgiving Potluck

11.19.2012, 5:00pm, Minor 125

Join us as we celebrate our Anti-Thanksgiving Thanksgiving dinner! Feel free to bring a dish of your own to dine with other AISU members and community members!

2nd Annual American Indian Fair

12.01.2012, 12:00pm – 6:00pm, Random Row Books

Join Random Row Books, AISU, and local Virginian Natives and non-Natives alike in celebration of Charlottesville’s Second Annual American Indian Fair! The day will be filled with poetry, research, lectures, independent films, fry bread, and much more. [Tentative scheduled expected to be finalized within the next two weeks – Nov 6]


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